N Scott Momaday

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Birthday
27, 1934
Birthplace
Lawton, OK
Birth Sign
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Birthday
27, 1934 (age 85)
Birthplace
Lawton, OK

About

A key figure in the Native American Renaissance, he is best known for his novel, House Made of Dawn, which received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969. His other literary works include The Way to Rainy Mountain (1969) and The Gourd Dancer (1976).

Before Fame

He earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University in the early 1960s. He published his first work, The Journey of Tai-me, in 1967.

Trivia

He was one of the subjects of the 1996 Ken Burns documentary, The West.

Family Life

The son of Natachee Scott Momaday (a writer) and Al Momaday (an artist), he held membership in the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. In 1959, he married Gaye Mangold.

Associated With

He received the Medal of Arts from George W. Bush.