N. Scott Momaday

N. Scott Momaday (Navarro Scott Mammedaty), a Kiowa Indian,was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, in 1934 and grew up in close contact with the Navajo and San Carlos Apache communities. He received his BA in political science in 1958 from the University of New Mexico. At Stanford University he received his MA and PhD in English. His books of poetry include In the Bear’s House (St. Martin’s Press, 1999), In the Presence of the Sun: Stories and Poems,1961–1991 (1992), and The Gourd Dancer (1976). His first novel, House Made of Dawn (1969), won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He is author of several other novels, prose collections, the children’s book Circle of Wonder (1994),and the play The Indolent Boys. He is also the editor of various anthologies and collections.