E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake: Collected Poems and Selected Prose / Edition 1

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E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) was a Native advocate of part-Mohawk ancestry, an independent woman during the period of first-wave feminism, a Canadian nationalist who also advocated strengthening the link to imperial England, a popular and versatile prose writer, and one of modern Canada's best-selling poets. Johnson longed to see the publication of a complete collection of her verse, but that wish remained unfulfilled during her life. Nine decades after her death, the first complete collection of all of Pauline Johnson's known poems, many painstakingly culled from newspapers, magazines, and archives, is now available.

In response to the current recognition of Johnson's historical position as an immensely popular and influential figure of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this volume also presents a representative selection of her prose, including fiction about native-settler relations, journalism about women and recreation, and discussions of gender roles and racial stereotypes.

Edited by Carole Gerson and Veronica Strong-Boag, authors of the enthusiastically received Paddling Her Own Canoe: Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake), this collection exhibits the same impeccable scholarship and is essential to a full understanding of Johnson as a major Canadian writer and cultural figure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802084972
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 6/29/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Carole Gerson is Professor of English at Simon Fraser University.

Veronica Strong-Boag is a professor emerita at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and the Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: 'The Firm Handiwork of Will'
The Fourth Act 3
'Think of me ...' 4
My Jeanie 4
My Little Jean 4
Rover 6
The Rift 9
The Re-interment of Red Jacket 10
The Sea Queen 12
Iris to Floretta 13
A Cry from an Indian Wife 14
In the Shadows 15
The Firs 17
Easter Lilies 18
At the Ferry 20
'Brant,' A Memorial Ode 21
['alas! how damning praise can be!'] 22
A Request 22
Fasting 24
Life 26
My English Letter 26
Easter 28
Joe 29
Unguessed 30
Our Brotherhood 31
The Death-Cry 32
Keepsakes 33
The Flight of the Crows 33
Under Canvas 35
Workworn 36
The Lumberman's Christmas 37
The Happy Hunting Grounds 40
Close By 41
Overlooked 42
Erie Waters 43
Shadow River 43
Nocturne 45
Bass Lake (Muskoka) 46
Temptation 47
Misguided 49
Fortune's Favours 50
Rondeau 51
Christmastide 52
Evergreens 53
What the Soldier Said 54
'Comrades, we are serving ...' 54
Beyond the Blue 56
In April 57
For Queen and Country. May 24th 58
The Idlers 60
Depths 62
Day Dawn 63
'Held by the Enemy' 64
To Peggy 65
Two Women 65
October in Canada 66
'Though Time and Bitter Distance' 67
As Red Men Die 68
The Last Page 70
The Snowshoer 71
Outlooking 71
The Seventh Day 72
Star Lake (Muskoka) 73
The Vagabonds 74
Re-Voyage 75
In Days to Come 77
The Camper 77
At Husking Time 78
The Pilot of the Plains 79
Rondeau: The Skater 81
The Song My Paddle Sings 81
At Sunset 83
Rainfall 84
Penseroso 84
Wave-Won 85
The Avenger 86
The Birds' Lullaby 88
The Portage 89
The Mariner 90
Brier 91
Wolverine 91
In Grey Days 94
In Freshet Time 95
Thistle-Down 95
Moonset 96
The Cattle Thief 97
At Crow's Nest Past 99
Benedictus 100
Fire Flowers 100
The Gopher 100
Harvest Time 101
His Majesty, the West Wind 101
Kicking-Horse River 102
Little Vancouver 103
The Prairie 104
Silhouette 104
Where Leaps the Ste Marie 105
The Wolf 106
Curtain 106
Marshlands 107
Sou'wester 108
Boots and Saddles 108
The Favourite 109
In the Boxes 110
The Last Hurdle 110
Perspective 111
The White and the Green 111
Dawendine 112
Ojistoh 114
Becalmed 117
The Lifting of the Mist 117
The Songster 118
The Good Old N. P. 119
Lullaby of the Iroquois 120
The Corn Husker 121
Low Tide at St. Andrews 121
The Quill Worker 122
His Sister's Son 123
Traverse Bay 123
The Mouse's Message 124
The Indian Corn Planter 124
Canadian Born 125
The Legend of Qu'Appelle Valley 126
'Give Us Barabbas' 129
Winnipeg - At Sunset 130
'H.M.S.' 131
The Riders of the Plains 132
Rondeau: Morrow-Land 134
To C.H.W. 135
Heidleburgh 135
His Majesty the King 136
A Prodigal 137
Made in Canada 138
The Art of Alma-Tadema 139
At Half-Mast 140
The City and the Sea 141
Golden - of the Selkirks 142
Goodbye 143
Guard of the Eastern Gate 143
Lady Icicle 144
Lady Lorgnette 145
Prairie Greyhounds 146
The Sleeping Giant 147
A Toast 147
Your Mirror Frame 148
The Train Dogs 149
When George Was King 150
The Cattle Country 151
The Trail to Lillooet 152
The Man in Chrysanthemum Land 152
Canada 154
Autumn's Orchestra 154
The Homing Bee 156
The Lost Lagoon 157
La Crosse 158
The Archers 158
Brandon 159
The King's Consort 160
Calgary of the Plains 161
The Ballad of Yaada 162
Song 164
'And He Said, Fight On' 164
Aftermath 165
Reclaimed Lands 165
To Walter McRaye 166
The Ballad of Laloo 166
Both Sides 168
In the Shadows: My Version 169
Lent 170
A Turned Down Page 171
Outdoor Pastimes for Women 175
A Strong Race Opinion: On the Indian Girl in Modern Fiction 177
Forty-Five Miles on the Grand 184
A Red Girl's Reasoning 188
The Iroquois Women of Canada 203
As It Was in the Beginning 205
A Pagan in St. Paul's Cathedral 213
The Lodge of the Law-makers 215
We-hro's Sacrifice 218
Mothers of a Great Red Race 223
Mother of the Motherless 227
The Legend of the Two Sisters 230
The Silver Craft of the Mohawks: The Protective Totem 235
From the Child's Viewpoint 237
The Siwash Rock 246
The Potlatch 250
Hoolool of the Totem Poles 257
The Shagganappi 262
The Stings of Civilization 283
Notes 289
Selected Bibliography 329
Illustration Credits 331
Index of Titles 333
Index of First Lines 339
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