Momaday, N. Scott

Momaday, N. (Navarre) Scott

(1934–  ) Kiowa writer, educator; born in Lawton, Okla. Educated first in Indian schools, he received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1963. Committed to preserving in print the oral traditions of many tribes, he won many academic and literary awards and honors. His books include House Made of Dawn (1968), which won a Pulitzer Prize, and The Way to Rainy Mountain (1969).