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Momaday, N. Scott 1934-

Works: 325 works in 758 publications in 2 languages and 33,487 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Folklore  Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Drama  History  Poetry  Film adaptations 
Roles: Speaker, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Host, Illustrator, Lyricist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3563.O47, 813.54
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Most widely held works by N. Scott Momaday
House made of dawn by N. Scott Momaday ( Book )
77 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
House Made of Dawn, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1969, tells the story of a young American Indian named Abel, home from a foreign war and caught between two worlds: one his father's, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons and the harsh beauty of the land; the other of industrial America, a goading him into a compulsive cycle of dissipation and disgust
The way to rainy mountain by N. Scott Momaday ( Book )
60 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and German and held by 4,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Author presents the experience of journeying with him into his explorations of himself, his people and his heritage
The ancient child : a novel by N. Scott Momaday ( Book )
23 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Returning to the land of his ancestors for his grandmother's funeral, Set is drawn to the fabled bear-boy whose story absorbs him. Then he meets a young medicine woman, and his world is turned upside down
The man made of words : essays, stories, passages by N. Scott Momaday ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring such themes as land, language, and identity, Momaday recalls the moving stories of his Kiowa grandfather and Kiowa ancestors, recollects a boyhood spent partly at Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico, and ponders the circumstances of history and Indian-White relations as we inherit them today. Collecting thirty-two essays and articles, The Man Made of Words attempts to fashion a definition of American literature as we have not interpreted it before and explores a greater understanding of the relationship between humankind and the physical world we inhabit
In the presence of the sun : stories and poems, 1961-1991 by N. Scott Momaday ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Presence of the sun is a celebration of extraordinary works of extraordinary range. It is informed with wonder and delight, sorrow and joy, the evanescence of seasons and the persistence of the human spirit. It is a concentration of riches, a distillation of thirty years in which the creative impulse is defined, refined, and sustained. Here are the best expressions of a man who is intensely alive to the world and whose vision reaches to the horizon and beyond. Scott Momaday inhabits the element of language easily. He is at home there. He is a man made of words. A glorious testament to our Native American past, this book features over seventy poems, sixteen new stories about the great tribal shields that delve into the deeper meaning of legend, love and loss, as well as an entire section devoted to Billy the Kid. The words, poems, and stories are enhanced by Momaday's complementary images. His drawings are in turn fine, bold, provocative, and moving. Momaday's eye is penetrating, truly interpretive. His vision is original. He enables us to see in a way we have not seen before. Scott Momaday calls upon his Kiowa background to give us echoes of ancient oral tradition. His use of traditional English poetic forms is both fluent and exact. His voice is ancestral and contemporary, profoundly American and genuinely universal. Here, at his best, is one of the truly distinguished poets, storytellers, and artists of our time
The gourd dancer : [poems] by N. Scott Momaday ( Book )
7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complete poems of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman by Frederick Goddard Tuckerman ( Book )
6 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Last stand at Little Big Horn by James Welch ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Emmy award-winning program, this episode from the PBS American Experience collection investigates the 1876 event that has become American folklore "the Battle of Little Big Horn" also known as "Custer's Last Stand." Using journals, oral accounts, and Native American ledger drawings as well as archival and feature films, this program explores this watershed moment from two views: white and Native American accounts. The video reaches conclusions that are more complex than those commonly held, with Custer emerging not as a fool, or a hero, but a competent commander who simply got more than he could handle. The program examines why the Last Stand at Little Big Horn has been one of the most frequently depicted moments in American history, and one of the least understood
An introduction to The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy by National Endowment for the Arts ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Leo Tolstoy's The death of Ivan Ilyich, a novel about Christian faith and the nature of life and death
In the bear's house by N. Scott Momaday ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
N. Scott Momaday's unique connection to the beauty and spirituality of the natural world surfaces in all of his works, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel House Made of Dawn to his more recent collection In the Presence of the Sun. Yet In the Bear's House is Momaday's intensely personal quest to understand the spirit of the wilderness embodied in the animal image of Bear. Intimately linked to Bear since his childhood, Momaday searches for this elusive yet omnipresent spirit who is both the keeper and the manifestation of the wild mountains, rivers, and plains. Exploring themes of anguish, forgiveness, and belief, Momaday journeys from the bitter Siberian taiga to the blackening night sky to deep within his own timeless essence, and reveals Bear to be both a radiant presence and spiritual restorative
More than bows & arrows ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long before the first Europeans reached North America, generations of Native American Indians had flourished and developed a proud heritage. Journey into the past and learn about these magnificent people--see the profound impact they had on the development of both the United States and Canada
Circle of wonder : a Native American Christmas story by N. Scott Momaday ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mute Indian child has an extraordinary experience one Christmas when, following a figure who seems to be his beloved dead grandfather, he becomes part of a circle in which he, animals, nature, and all the world join in a moment of peace and good will
Winds of change ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
N. Scott Momaday hosts this program which looks at three Native American nations: Onondaga, Navajo and Lummi, and the challenges they face as they try to preserve their cultures
Angle of geese and other poems by N. Scott Momaday ( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three plays by N. Scott Momaday ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published here for the first time, these plays display the author's signature talent for interweaving oral and literary traditions. The Indolent Boys recounts the 1891 tragedy of runaways from the Kiowa Boarding School who froze to death while trying to return to their families. The play explores the consequences, for Indian students and their white teachers, of the federal program to "kill the Indian and save the Man." A joyous counterpoint to this tragedy, Children of the Sun is a short children's play that explains the people's relationship to the sun. The Moon in Two Windows, a screenplay set in the early 1900s, centers on the children of defeated Indian tribes, who are forced into assimilation at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where the U.S. government established the first off reservation boarding school. These plays are works that preserve the mythic and cultural tradition of unique tribal communities in the face of an increasingly homogeneous society
House made of dawn by N. Scott Momaday ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young American Indian returning from World War II searches for his place on his old reservation and in urban society
Again the far morning : new and selected poems by N. Scott Momaday ( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The oral tradition of the American Indian is very important to me, and it has informed much of my writing. The poem, in the strict sense of the word, does not exist in that tradition, but song and story are indispensable and highly developed. Both are infused with poetic character. Moreover, the song in oral tradition is invested with a belief in the intrinsic power of language. That power is definitive, and it informs the best of poems. My Kiowa father sang and told stories to me from the Kiowa oral tradition from the time I was a young child. That tradition has been largely influential in the determination of my literary voice. My mother, who was predominately English, was a writer, and she gave me a deep love of, and respect for, the English language."--Preface
N. Scott Momaday ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Native American experience is portrayed in conversations with N. Scott Momaday
House made of dawn by screenplay by N. Scott Momaday and Richardson Morse Produced and directed by Richardson Morse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An outcast native American and World War II veteran who experiences mystical visions of his ancestors must search for himself
Colorado, summer/fall/winter/spring by David Muench ( Book )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Mammedaty, Navarro Scotte 1934-
Mammedaty, Novarro Scott 1934-
Momaday, N. Scott
Momaday, N. Scott 1934-
Momaday, Natachee Scott 1934-
Momaday, Navarre S. 1934-
Momaday, Navarre Scott.
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Momadeī, N. S. 1934-
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Momadėĭ, N. Skott 1934-
Momadej, Navarr Skott 1934-
Navarre Scott Momaday
Red Bluff 1934-
Rock-Tree Boy 1934-
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Tsoai-talee 1934-
Tsotohah 1934-
Момадей, Н. Скотт 1934-
ママデイ, ナヴァル・スコット
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German (2)