N. Scott Momaday





N. Scott Momaday


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in Lawton, Oklahoma, The United States
February 27, 1934

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N. Scott Momaday's baritone voice booms from any stage. The listener, whether at the United Nations in New York City or next to the radio at home, is transported through time, known as 'kairos"and space to Oklahoma near Carnegie, to the "sacred, red earth" of Momaday's tribe.

Born Feb. 27, 1934, Momaday's most famous book remains 1969's House Made of Dawn, the story of a Pueblo boy torn between the modern and traditional worlds, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize and was honored by his tribe. He is a member of the Kiowa Gourd Dance Society. He is also a Regents Professor of Humanities at the University of Arizona, and has published other novels, memoir, plays and poetry. He's been called the dean of American Indian writers, and he has influe
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House Made of Dawn

3.66 avg rating — 4,461 ratings — published 1967 — 34 editions
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The Way to Rainy Mountain

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3.76 avg rating — 1,885 ratings — published 1969 — 19 editions
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Ancient Child

3.79 avg rating — 248 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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The Man Made of Words: Essa...

4.05 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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The Names

3.83 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
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In the Bear's House

4.08 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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In The Presence of The Sun:...

3.81 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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Circle of Wonder: A Native ...

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The Gourd Dancer

3.54 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1976 — 3 editions
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Again the Far Morning: New ...

4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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“A word has power in and of itself. It comes from nothing into sound and meaning; it gives origin to all things.”
N. Scott Momaday, The Way to Rainy Mountain

“As far as I am concerned, poetry is a statement concerning the human condition, composed in verse.”
N. Scott Momaday

“I wonder if, in the dark night of the sea, the octopus dreams of me.”
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