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N. SCOTT MOMADAY

N. Scott Momaday is a poet, novelist, playwright, storyteller, artist, and a     
professor of English and American literature. He is a Kiowa and a member of the 
renowned Kiowa Gourd Dance Society. Educated at the University of New Mexico and 
Stanford University, he holds an earned Ph.D. and is presently Regentsí         
Professor of the Humanities at the University of Arizona. He has received the   
Pulitzer Prize (for House Made of Dawn), a Guggenheim Fellowship, numerous       
honorary degrees, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 
His books have been translated into French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, 
and Spanish, and include, in addition to House Made of Dawn, The Way to Rainy   
Mountain, Angle of Geese, The Gourd Dancer, The Names, The Ancient Child, In the 
Presence of the Sun, The Man Made of Words, In the Bearís House, and Circle of   
Wonder. His articles have appeared in numerous periodicals, and he has lectured 
and given readings both here and abroad. In addition to creating the Buffalo     
Trust, he was a founding Trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian, 
and sits on the Boards of First Nations Development Institute and the School of 
American Research.