Flint & Feather

Flint & Feather

The Life and Times of E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake

eBook - 2010
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In Flint & Feather, Charlotte Gray explores the life of this nineteenth-century daughter of a Mohawk chief and English gentlewoman, creating a fascinating portrait of a young woman equally at home on the stage in her " Indian" costume and in the salons of the rich and powerful. Uncovering Pauline Johnson's complex and dramatic personality, Flint & Feather is studded with triumph and tragedy, mystery and romance-- a first-rate biography blending turn-of-the-century Canadian history and the vibrant story of a woman whose unforgettable voice still echoes through the years.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] :, HarperCollins Canada,, 2010
ISBN: 9781443403030
1443403032
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Flint and feather

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Jul 25, 2015

This is a story of a complex, talented woman who rose above the conventions and assumptions of her day (1861-1913) and carved her own path.
Pauline Johnson was the daughter of a Mohawk chief and an English gentlewoman who crossed Canada 19 times, visited England 3 times and became an international celebrity reciting her work to thousands of people in hundreds of venues in Canada and England.
Gray's book is a very detailed account of Johnson's life and perhaps the book at almost 440 pages could have been somewhat shorter.

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