When was Emily Pauline Johnson (Canadian writer, performer...

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Emily Pauline Johnson (Canadian writer, performer) was born on Sunday, March 10, 1861.

Johnson was born on the Six Nations Indian Reserve in Canada West [Ontario] to a Mohawk father and English mother. Known for her poetry that celebrated her heritage, Johnson was also a gifted entertainer. She often went by her Mohawk name “Tekahionwake.”