House Made of Dawn | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Marshall Sprague

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of House Made of Dawn.
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Critical Review by Marshall Sprague

SOURCE: "Anglos and Indians," in The New York Times Book Review, June 9, 1968, p. 5.

Sprague is an American journalist, critic, and nonfiction writer who has written about the history of the American West. In the following review, he offers praise for House Made of Dawn.

This first novel [House Made of Dawn], as subtly wrought as a piece of Navajo silverware, is the work of a young Kiowa Indian who teaches English and writes poetry at the University of California in Santa Barbara. That creates a difficulty for a reviewer right away. American Indians do not write novels and poetry as a rule, or teach English in top-ranking universities either. But we cannot be patronizing. N. Scott Momaday's book is superb in its own right.

It is the old story of the problem of mixing Indians and Anglos. But...

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