Emily Pauline Johnson

Emily Pauline Johnson was an indigenous Canadian poet who initially began writing to support her family. She toured for 17 years, using a dual persona as part of her performances. She used traditional western styles of writing to speak on indigenous topics, legends, and beliefs. 


‘Marshlands’ by Emily Pauline Johnson paints a picture of the life residing in a marshland as night approaches and casts the ecosystem into silence. 

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