N(avarre) Scott Momaday Biography

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N. Scott Momaday is the dean of American Indian authors. (Indians, especially in Oklahoma and the Southwest, use the term Indian. Academics are the ones who chiefly use Native American.) Momaday's novel House Made of Dawn (1968) began the renaissance in American Indian literature. He is the author of another novel, two memoirs, and four volumes of poems. He is also well known as an artist whose paintings and drawings have been exhibited widely throughout the West. His honors include the Academy of American Poets Prize in 1962 for "The Bear" (collected in Angle of Geese and Other Poems, 1974); the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1969 for House Made of Dawn; the Western Heritage Award in 1974 for Colorado: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring (1973); the Premio Litterario Internazionale Mondelo, Italy's highest literary prize, in 1979; the Distinguished Service Award from the Western Literature Association in 1983; the Native American Literature Prize in 1989, and...

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