Flint and Feather (Iroqrafts)

SKU: 0919645267

E. Pauline Johnson
Grade Levels:
Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Iroquois, Mohawk, Woodland
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Flint and Feather is a reprint of the book of verse first published by the Musson Book Company of Toronto in 1912. Emily Pauline Johnson (1861-1913) was born at Chiefswood on the Six Nations Reserve to a Mohawk father and an English mother. Johnson's writing career began in 1895 with the publication of her first book of poems, White Wampum. She went on to write additional books of verse and prose. Her career as a stage entertainer took her across Canada and United States as well as England. In her stage career she adopted her grandfather's Mohawk name, Tekahionwake. Flint and Feather contains over 90 poems from Canadian Born, White Wampum, and a selection of additional poems. The Song My Paddle Sings remains her most popular poem that for many years was required memory work for Canadian students. Flint and Feather has remained in print throughout the years since Johnson's death. Her poems strike a romantic chord of nationalism, loyalty to the Crown, and a celebration of the Canadian landscape. Many of the poems in Canadian Born reflect her travels from Eastern Canada to British Columbia. Poems such as The Sleeping Giant, At Crow's Nest Pass, and The Legend of Qu'Appelle Valley reflect her love of Canada. Her Mohawk Iroquois heritage is addressed in poems such as The Corn Husker, Lullaby of the Iroquois, Ojistoh, and As Red Men Die. Pauline Johnson remains a popular Canadian figure and her writing continues to inspire First Nations authors. This Iroquois Reprint contains a portrait of Pauline Johnson by Tuscarora artist Raymond Skye.

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