Johnson, E. Pauline National Historic Person
E. Pauline Johnson ca. 1895
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Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
1861 to 1913
E. Pauline Johnson
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Existing plaque: 1037 Brant County Highway 54, Ohsweken, Ontario
Born here at Chiefswood, the daughter of a Mohawk chief, E. Pauline Johnson gained international fame for her romantic writings on Indian themes, but she also wrote about nature, religion and Canadian nationalism. Beginning in the 1890s, she published numerous poems, essays and short stories and recited them in theatrical fashion on public stages throughout Canada and abroad. Reaching a wide audience, she succeeded in making the public more aware of the colourful history and cultural diversity of Canadian Indians. Her ashes were buried in Stanley Park, Vancouver.
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