E. Pauline Johnson

In this house "Chiefswood", erected about 1853, was born the Mohawk poetess Emily Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake). Her father, Chief G.H.M. Johnson a greatly respected leader of the Six Nations, built "Chiefswood" as a wedding gift for her English mother, a cousin of the well-known American novelist William Dean Howells. By her writing and dramatic recitals from her own works in Great Britain and throughout North America, Pauline made herself the voice of the Indian race in the English-tongue. No book of poetry by a Canadian has outsold her collected verse, "Flint and Feather".


At her birthplace, Chiefswood, now a museum, on the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, Highway 54, Onondaga

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Brant (District)

Municipality: Onondaga