Emily Pauline Johnson


Birthday March 10, 1861

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Birthplace Canada

DEATH DATE Mar 7, 1913 (51)

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Canadian poet, author, and performer known for her popular poem "The Song My Paddle Sings." Her noteworthy poetry collections include The White Wampum, Flint and Feather, and Canadian Born.

Before Fame

She was educated mostly at home, but studied for a time at Brantford Central Collegiate. She began her stage career during the 1880s.


She died of breast cancer, and her memorial service was held in Vancouver on her fifty-second birthday.

Family Life

She was the daughter of a Mohawk chief and an English immigrant mother, and this dual heritage greatly influenced her work.

Associated With

She created her Mohawk-tribe-inspired performance pieces during the same era when Buffalo Bill Cody was touring his popular Wild West show.

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