On Greeting N. Scott Momaday, Pulitzer Winner, Author, and Artist


Last updated 10/12/2014 at 8:50pm


N. Scott Momaday, the first Pulitzer-prize winning Native American author for his book House Made of Dawn.

SANTA FE, NM (ANS)-There's only one Native American writer that has ever won the Pulitzer Prize for literature: N. Scott Momaday. He was bestowed America's highest literary honor in 1969 for his book, House Made of Dawn.

Born in 1934 in Lawton, Oklahoma to a writer mother, Natachee, and an artist father, Al, Momaday is Kiowa and Cherokee.

Momaday received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and has received over 20 honorary degrees. Considered by many scholars to be the catalyst for modern Native American literature-the Native American Renaissance, Momaday has influenced countless writers,...

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