Johnson, Pauline

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Johnson, Pauline Gender: F
Emily Pauline Johnson
born on 10 March 1861 at 11:55 (= 11:55 AM )
Place Brantford, Ontario (CAN), 43n08, 80w16
Timezone LMT m80w16 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 20°09' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°48 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 09°48'

Pauline Johnson


Canadian writer and performer popular in the late 19th century. Johnson was notable for her poems and performances that celebrated her First Nations heritage; her father was a Mohawk chief of mixed ancestry, and her mother an English immigrant. One such poem is the frequently anthologized "The Song My Paddle Sings".

Her poetry was published in Canada, the United States and Great Britain. Johnson was one of a generation of widely read writers who began to define a Canadian literature. While her literary reputation declined after her death, since the later 20th century, there has been renewed interest in her life and works.

Johnson died of breast cancer in Vancouver, British Columbia on 7 March 1913.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Sheila M. F. Johnston, "Buckskin & Broadcloth: A Celebration of E. Pauline Johnson" (Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 1997), p. 38: "Emily Pauline Johnson was born just before noon on March 10, 1861 at Chiefswood, the Johnson family home. The house still stands, located less than 10 kilometres from the community of Ohsweken on the Six Nations Reserve in Brant County, Ontario, and approximately 20 kilometres from the city of Brantford."


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet