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The New International Encyclopædia/Johnson, E. Pauline

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JOHNSON, E. Pauline (1862—). A Canadian poetess. She was born at Chiefwood, on the Grand River Reserve, in Ontario. Her father was George Henry M. Johnson, head chief of the Mohawk Indians. Her mother was Emily S. Howells, a native of Bristol, England. She was educated by private tutors and at the Brantford Model School. In 1894 she visited England, where she published a collection of poems under the title The White Wampum. The volume gained wide attention because of the author's Indian blood and fresh passionate themes.