N. Scott Momaday

“Navarre Scott Momaday (born February 27, 1934) — known as N. Scott Momaday — is a Kiowa novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His novel House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969, and is considered the first major work of the Native American Renaissance. His follow-up work The Way to Rainy Mountain blended folklore with memoir. Momaday received the National Medal of Arts in 2007 for his work’s celebration and preservation of indigenous oral and art tradition. He holds twenty honorary degrees from colleges and universities, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.”

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  • The Journey of Tai-me (1967), folklore
  • House Made of Dawn (1968), novel
  • The Way to Rainy Mountain (1969) (illustrated by his father, Alfred Momaday), folklore
  • The Names: A Memoir (1976), memoir
  • The Ancient Child (1989), novel
  • The Native Americans: Indian County (1993)
  • The Man Made of Words: Essays, Stories, Passages (1997), stories and essays
  • In the Bear’s House (1999), mixed media

Children’s Books

  • Circle of Wonder: A Native American Christmas Story (1994), children’s book
  • Four Arrows & Magpie: A Kiowa Story (2006), children’s book


  • Angle of Geese (1974), poetry chapbook
  • The Gourd Dancer (1976), poetry
  • In the Presence of the Sun (1992), stories and poetry
  • Again the Far Morning: New and Selected Poems (2011), poetry


  • Three Plays: The Indolent Boys, Children of the Sun, and The Moon in Two Windows (2007), plays
  • The Indolent Boys (Play) Premiered on the Syracuse Stage during the 1993-94 season.

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