Buckskin and Broadcloth: A Celebration of E. Pauline Johnson — Tekahionwake, 1861-1913

December 6, 2020
Buckskin and Broadcloth: A Celebration of E. Pauline Johnson — Tekahionwake, 1861-1913

This is the first generously illustrated biography of the Mohawkpoet-performer E. Pauline Johnson-Tekahionwake. The author hascreated an exciting volume of anecdotes, letters and poetry, andillustrated it with period photographs and new illustrations by theSix Nations artist, Raymond R. Skye.While the story of Pauline Johnson has been told before, it hasnever been given the intimacy that this book provides. Tracing herancestry, moving on to explore her extraordinary stage career, andfinally shedding light on Pauline Johnson's last years inVancouver, Sheila M.F. Johnston has breathed new life into thecompelling story of one of Canada's brightest literary and stagestars.This book contains over forty poems that are not part of PaulineJohnson's classic collection of poems, Flint and Feather. The"uncollected" poems have been culled from archives, libraries andout-of-print books. They shed light on the development of the poet,and enlighten and enrich her life story.Buckskin & Broadcloth is truly a celebration of the life ofa Canadian hero — one whose legacy to Canadian literature andCanadian theatre is unparalleled.