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N. Scott Momaday

(b. 1934)


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(1934–),

Oklahoma-born author of Kiowa ancestry whose books include House Made of Dawn (1969, Pulitzer Prize), a novel about a young Indian man unable to be at home in either the white or his ancestral society; The Way to Rainy Mountain (1969), Kiowa legends told in relation to history and his own youth; Angle of Geese (1973) and The Gourd Dancer (1976), poems; and The Names (1976), a memoir. He was a professor of English as Stanford (1972–81), from which he received a Ph.D. for his critique and edition of the poems of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, and has more recently been on the faculty of the University of Arizona.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).


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