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Navarre Scott Momaday

(February 27, 1934 / Lawton, Oklahoma)

Navarre Scott Momaday
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Navarre Scott Momaday is a Native American author of Kiowa descent. His work House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969.

Momaday is considered the founding author in what critic Kenneth Lincoln has coined the Native American Renaissance.

House Made of Dawn is considered a classic in Native American Literature.

Background

N. Scott Momaday is the son of writer Natachee Scott Momaday and painter Al Momaday.

Momaday was born on 27 February 1934 at the Kiowa-Comanche Indian Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma, South Central United States.

He is enrolled in the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and also has Cherokee... more »

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