E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)


Born 1861 on Six Nations Territory, Ontario; Mohawk-English parentage; died Vancouver, British Columbia, 1913; known as a ‘Confederation poet’, writer, performer, Native activist; friend of suffragists, including Nellie L. McClung.

 Further reading:

Veronica Strong-Boag and Carole Gerson, Paddling Her Own Canoe: the Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000)

Carole Gerson and Veronica Strong-Boag, E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake. Collected Poems and Selected Prose (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002).

Veronica Strong-Boag, ‘A Red Girl’s Reasoning’: E. Pauline Johnson Constructs the New Nation in In the Days of Our Grandmothers: a Reader in Aboriginal Women’s History in Canada, Mary-Ellen Kelm and Lorna Townsend, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006).

Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag, Ph.D, FRSC, is a Canadian historian specializing in the modern history of women and children in Canada. She is Professor Emerita of Women's History at the University of British Columbia. In 1988 she won the John A. Macdonald Prize (awarded to the best book in Canadian history) for her study of the lives of women in Canada between the wars, entitled The New Day Recalled. In 1993–94 she served as president of the Canadian Historical Association. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2001. In July 2012 the Royal Society of Canada announced that Strong-Boag would be awarded the J. B. Tyrrell Historical Medal "for outstanding work in the history of Canada."