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2008 Native Writers Series #1 - N. Scott Momaday

N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa) is a poet, novelist, playwright, scholar, and artist. In 1969, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his first novel, House Made of Dawn (Harper & Row). He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1960 and 1963, respectively. Momaday is regarded as the foremost author in Native American literature. Momaday has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, numerous academic degrees, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was a founding trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian and founded the Buffalo Trust, a non-profit foundation for the preservation and revitalization of Native American cultural heritage. His latest book, Three Plays (University of Oklahoma, October 2007), is a collection of two plays and a screenplay, never before published. Momaday last appeared at the museum in December 2005, and his poem, "Sacajawea," is included in the Native Writers anthology CD, Pulling Down the Clouds. Complete Video - http://www.nmai.si.edu/nw07/schedule.html?siref=youtube&video=2007-11-28_Native_Writers_M_Scott_Momaday.wmv
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