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Flint and Feather

The Complete Poems of E. Pauline Johnson

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Author: E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 25,858 / 85 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 389
mnybks.net#: 3997
Genre: Poetry
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E.P.J.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) is the youngest child of a family of four born to the late G. H. M. Johnson (Onwanonsyshon), Head Chief of the Six Nations Indians, and his wife, Emily S. Howells, a lady of pure English parentage, her birth-place being Bristol, England, but the land of her adoption was Canada.

Chief Johnson was of the renowned Mohawk tribe, and of the "Blood Royal," being a scion of one of the fifty noble families which composed the historical confederation founded by Hiawatha upwards of four hundred years ago, and known at that period as the Brotherhood of the Five Nations, but which was afterwards named the Iroquois by the early French missionaires and explorers. These Iroquois Indians have from the earliest times been famed for their loyalty to the British Crown, in defence of which they fought against both French and Colonial Revolutionists; and for which fealty they were granted the magnificent lands

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