Momaday, N. Scott


Momaday, N. Scott

▪ American author
in full  Navarre Scott Momaday 
born Feb. 27, 1934, Lawton, Okla., U.S.
 
 Native American author of many works centred on his Kiowa heritage.

      Momaday grew up on an Oklahoma farm and on Southwestern reservations where his parents were teachers. He attended the University of New Mexico (A.B., 1958) and Stanford University (M.A., 1960; Ph.D., 1963), where he was influenced by the poet and critic Yvor Winters (Winters, Yvor). His first novel, House Made of Dawn (1968), is his best-known work. It narrates, from several different points of view, the dilemma of a young man returning home to his Kiowa pueblo after a stint in the U.S. Army. The book won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

      Momaday's limited-edition collection of Kiowa folktales entitled The Journey of Tai-me (1967) was enlarged with passages of Kiowa history and his own interpretations of that history as The Way to Rainy Mountain (1969), illustrated by his father, Alfred Momaday. Native American traditions and a deep concern over human ability to live in harmony with nature permeate Momaday's poetry, which he collected in Angle of Geese and Other Poems (1974) and The Gourd Dancer (1976). The Names: A Memoir (1976) tells of his early life and of his respect for his Kiowa ancestors. In 1989 he published his second novel, The Ancient Child, which weaves traditional tales and history with a modern urban Kiowa artist's search for his roots. In the Presence of the Sun: Stories and Poems, 1961–1991 appeared in 1992, Circle of Wonder: A Native American Christmas Story in 1994, and The Man Made of Words: Essays, Stories, Passages in 1997. In 1999 Momaday published In the Bear's House, a collection of paintings, poems, and short stories that examines spirituality among modern Kiowa. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2007.

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