Native American Authors
Emily Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake), 1861-1913
Emily Pauline Johnson was born at Six Nations Reserve, near Brantford, Ontario, Canada and died of cancer in 1913 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.She is remembered as an early voice of Native American concerns in Canada. She was well known for poetry and performing. In 1894 she travelled to England to have her first poetry collection “The White Wampum” published. She also attended Brantford Collegiate, Brantford, Ontario, 1875-77. She was the first Native Canadian poet.
Awards and Honors
Prize for fiction by Dominion Magazine for “A Red Girl’s Reasoning,” 1892
Online resources by or about Emily Pauline Johnson:
Canadian Poetry Archive – Emily Pauline Johnson
Author: The National Library of Canada.
Description: Photo and biography of Johnson, written by Catherine Hobbs of the Canadian Literature Research Service. Includes list of Selected Works.
Emily Pauline Johnson
Author: Cristi L. Cota
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and related links.
Flint and Feather
Author: Emily Pauline Johnson
Description: Complete text of all the poems from the anthology Flint and Feather, including the poems from The White Wampum and CanadianBorn, as well as other miscellaneous poems. (From the National Library of Canada’s Canadian Poetry Archive).
The Pauline Johnson Archive
Author: McMaster University
Description: This is an Archive focused especially on Pauline Johnson. It includes biographical and book information. There is also
Pauline Johnson Writings
Author: Charlotte Stewart, McMaster University
Description: Includes online poetry, journalism, fiction samples, fan letters and reviews of Pauline Johnson’s work.
Books by Emily Pauline Johnson:
Johnson, Emily Pauline. Canadian Born
Toronto : Morang, 1903.
Johnson, Emily Pauline. Flint and feather: the complete poems of E. Pauline Johnson
Toronto : Hodder and Stoughton, 1969.
Johnson, Emily Pauline. Legends of Vancouver
Toronto : McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1911.
Audience: All Ages
Johnson, Emily Pauline. The moccasin maker
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 1987.
Johnson, Emily Pauline. The white wampum
London : John Lane, 1895.
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