Sous-fonds SF37 - Lorne and Edith Pierce collection. Emily Pauline Johnson sous-fonds

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Lorne and Edith Pierce collection. Emily Pauline Johnson sous-fonds

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CA ON00239 SF37

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  • 1894-1961 (Creation)
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    Johnson, Emily Pauline

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0.02 m of textual records

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(1861-1913)

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Daughter of Mohawk chief George Henry Martin Johnson and Englishwoman Emily Susanna Howells, Emily Pauline Johnson was born on the Six Nations Reserve in what is now known as Ontario. She had a priviledged upbringing, and many distinguished guests such as Princess Louise, Prince Arthur and Lord Dufferin visited the family home just outside of Brantford. She grew up belonging to two cultures and was mostly tutored at home.
As a means of supporting herself, Pauline published some of her poems, sometimes signing them under the name Tekahionwake, emphasizing her Native heritage. She eventually began to tour across Canada and the United States reciting her poetry. She published her first two poetry collections in London, England and toured there twice. In some of her performances she would first appear in Native dress, then halfway through the program would switch to a drawing-room gown. Pauline's talent for drama, her beauty and stage presence combined to make her a popular entertainer and performer. She performed in a wide range of venues, from elegant halls in large cities to remote settlements where the only transportation was by stagecoach.
During her lifetime, Pauline wrote for magazines and newspapers, published poetry, short stories and travel articles as well as articles about Native life. Pauline fell ill and was forced to retire from touring. She settled in Vancouver in 1909 and died on March 7, 1913 of breast cancer.

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Correspondence, poetry, biographical articles, critical commentaries, news clippings and photographs.

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Gift of Lorne and Edith Pierce

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  • English

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2001.1

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  • Shelf: 2001.1