Johnson, Emily Pauline
Canadian poet, Emily was the daughter of an Indian chief and an Englishwoman. She worked as contributor to periodicals and she recited her own verse under her Indian name of Tekahionwake. Her works express a keen sympathy and understanding of Indian life. Among her famous works are: White Wampum (1895), Canadian Born (1903), and Flint and Feathers (1913), Legends of Vancouver (1911). She gained recognition among current first nations authors who claimed her as an important foremother.
Canadian poet and the daughter of a Native American chief and an Englishwoman. Johnson contributed to periodicals and recited verse under her American-Indian name “Tekahionwake”. Her works express a keen sympathy and understanding of Indian life.