Pale as Real Ladies

Poems for Pauline Johnson

by Joan Crate


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In powerful language that reflects the conflicts between the primitive and the sophisticated, Joan Crate redreams the passions which animated and tormented her famous predecessor. Part white, part Mohawk princess, Pauline Johnson /Tekahionwake would perform her poems first in buckskin, then, after the intermission, in silk.

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About the Author

Joan Crate was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Her numerous publications include poetry and short stories in Grain, Secrets from the Orange Couch, blue buffalo, and the Calgary Herald.

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Additional Info

  • ISBN: 0919626432
  • ISBN-13: 9780919626430
  • Pages: 76
  • Year: 1991
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.25 in
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    Photographs of Pauline Johnson courtesy of the Brant Historical Society

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