Johnson, Pauline

JOHNSON, Pauline, poet, stage performer (b 10 Mar 1861, near Brantford, ON; d 7 Mar 1913, Vancouver). She was born on the Six Nations Reserve, the daughter of a Mohawk chief and a Quaker Englishwoman. She began writing in her teens and her first poem was published in a New York magazine in 1884. Early in 1892 she took part in a public reading in Toronto that launched her stage career. For the next 18 years she toured Canada, the US and England, performing her works dressed as an "Indian...

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