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Flint and Feather  (1914) 
by E. Pauline Johnson

Third edition. "This volume, containing both Johnson's earlier volumes as well as additional work, has been reprinted many times and is one of the best-selling titles of Canadian poetry."Excerpted from Pauline Johnson on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


FLINT AND FEATHER

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From the painting by]

[J. R. Seavey

FLINT AND FEATHER
(COLLECTED VERSE)


BY
E. PAULINE JOHNSON
(TEKAHIONWAKE)


REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION


INCLUDING POEM WRITTEN DURING
HER FINAL ILLNESS


WITH INTRODUCTION BY THEODORE WATTS-DUNTON


ILLUSTRATED BY J. R. SEAVEY


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THE MUSSON BOOK CO. LIMITED

TORONTO LONDON

First Edition printed in 1912
Second Edition printed in 1913
This, the Third Edition, printed in 1914

To

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT

WHO IS HEAD CHIEF OF THE SIX NATIONS INDIANS

I INSCRIBE THIS BOOK BY HIS OWN

GRACIOUS PERMISSION

CONTENTS

PAGE

Introduction
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
vii
Biographical sketch
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
xxiii
Ojistoh
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
3
As Red Men Die
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
6
The Pilot of the Plains
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
9
The Cattle Thief
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
12
A Cry from an Indian Wife
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
17
Dawendine
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
20
Wolverine
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
24
The Vagabonds
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
29
The Song my Paddle Sings
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
31
The Camper
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
33
At Husking Time
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
34
Workworn
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
35
Easter
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
37
Erie Waters
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
39
The Flight of the Crows
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
40
Moonset
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
42
Marshlands
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
43
Joe
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
44
Shadow River
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
46
Rainfall
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
48
Under Canvas
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
49
The Birds' Lullaby
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
51
Overlooked
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
53
Fasting
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
54
Christmastide
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
57
Close by
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
58
The Idlers
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
60
At Sunset
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
63
Penseroso
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
64
Re-Voyage
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
65
Brier
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
67
Wave-Won
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
68
The Happy Hunting Grounds
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
70
In the Shadows
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
72
Nocturne
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
74
My English Letter
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
76
Canadian Born
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
81
Where Leaps the Ste. Marie
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
83
Harvest Time
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
84
Lady Lorgnette
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
85
Low Tide at St. Andrews
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
87
Beyond the Blue
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
88
The Mariner
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
92
Lullaby of the Iroquois
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
94
The Corn Husker
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
95
Prairie Greyhounds
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
96
Golden—Of the Selkirks
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
98
The Songster
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
100
Thistle-Down
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
101
The Riders of the Plains
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
102
Silhouette
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
105
A Prodigal
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
106
"Through Time and Bitter Distance"
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
107
At Half-Mast
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
109
The Sleeping Giant
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
112
The Quill Worker
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
113
Guard of the Eastern Gate
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
115
At Crow's Nest Pass
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
116
"Give us Barabbas"
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
117
Your Mirror Frame
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
119
The City and the Sea
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
121
Fire-Flowers
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
122
A Toast
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
123
Lady Icicle
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
125
The Legend of Qu'Appelle Valley
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
131
The Art of Alma-Tadema
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
131
Good-Bye
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
132
In Grey Days
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
135
Brandon
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
136
The Indian Corn Planter
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
137
The Cattle Country
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
138
The Overture
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
139
The Firs
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
139
Mosses
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
139
The Vine
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
140
The Maple
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
140
Hare-Bell
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
140
The Giant Oak
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
141
Aspens
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
141
Finale
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
141
The Trail to Lillooet
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
142
Canada
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
144
The Lifting of the Mist
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
145
The Homing Bee
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
146
The Lost Lagoon
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
147
The Train Dogs
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
148
The King's Consort
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
149
When George Was King
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
151
Day Dawn
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
153
The Archer
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
155
The Wolf
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
157
The Man in Chrysanthemum Land
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
158
Calgary of the Plains
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
160
The Ballad of Yaada
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
162
"And He Said, Fight On"
....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
166


This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.