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Momaday, N. Scott 1934-

Works: 386 works in 1,121 publications in 11 languages and 36,680 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Folklore  Historical fiction  Western fiction  Juvenile works  History  Poetry  Literature  Legends  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Illustrator, Actor, Author of introduction, Host, Creator, Lyricist, Other, Collector
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 )

146 editions published between 1966 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 4,517 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( )

102 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 3,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells Kiowa myths the author learned from his grandmother and describes the Indian life he knew as a child
The ancient child : a novel by N. Scott Momaday( Book )

42 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,967 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
In the presence of the sun : stories and poems, 1961-1991 by N. Scott Momaday( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,191 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 man made of words : essays, stories, passages by N. Scott Momaday( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and French and held by 1,159 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
The gourd dancer : [poems] by N. Scott Momaday( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Momaday draws on various traditions and influences, especially Native American oral tradition, in poems that shift between nature and society, past and present, actuality and legend
In the bear's house by N. Scott Momaday( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2020 in English and held by 745 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
Complete poems of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman by Frederick Goddard Tuckerman( Book )

8 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy by Dan Stone( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 558 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
Circle of wonder : a Native American Christmas story by N. Scott Momaday( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 552 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
Native modernism : the art of George Morrison and Allan Houser by George Morrison( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Morrison (Grand Portage Band of Chippewa, 1919-2000) and Allan Houser (Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache, 1914-1994) shattered expectations for Native art and paved the way for successive generations to experiment with a wide array of styles and techniques. Born in a small Chippewa community in Minnesota, Morrison traveled and studied in New York City and Europe during an extraordinarily creative period in twentieth-century art. He emerged triumphantly as both a major American artist and an Indian artist. Often described as an abstract expressionist, Morrison developed, in such celebrated series as his Horizon paintings, a non-figurative visual language. Sculptor and painter Allan Houser also forged a unique path that redefined the way art by Native Americans is viewed and understood. The work of this prominent twentieth-century artist has appeared in important exhibitions in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and his monumental bronze Offering of the Sacred Pipe, installed at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, has become a worldwide symbol of peace. In this beautifully illustrated book, distinguished Native American writers and scholars add a rich new dimension to previously published accounts of Native American art with an exploration of Morrison's and Houser's work in the context of contemporary art, Native American art history, and cultural identity
More than bows & arrows by Virgil Vogel( Visual )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the role of the American Indian in shaping various aspects of American culture, ranging from food and housing to the democratic way of life
A sense of mission : historic churches of the Southwest by David Wakely( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographer David Wakely and writer Thomas A. Drain capture the fascinating architectural details, religious significance and cultural diversity of these churches, which were built - and sometimes rebuilt - during the past 300 years. More than 150 color photographs and detailed captions reveal the striking, distinctive exteriors of the churches set against the landscape of the Southwest, as well as the textures and vivid colors of the interiors
The death of Sitting Bear : new and selected poems by N. Scott Momaday( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most important and unique voices in American letters, distinguished poet, novelist, artist, teacher, and storyteller N. Scott Momaday was born into the Kiowa tribe and grew up on Indian reservations in the Southwest. The customs and traditions that influenced his upbringing-most notably the Native American oral tradition-are the centerpiece of his work. This luminous collection demonstrates Momaday's mastery and love of language and the matters closest to his heart. To Momaday, words are sacred; language is power. Spanning nearly fifty years, the poems gathered here illuminate the human condition, Momaday's connection to his Kiowa roots, and his spiritual relationship to the American landscape. The title poem, "The Death of Sitting Bear" is a celebration of heritage and a memorial to the great Kiowa warrior and chief. "I feel his presence close by in my blood and imagination," Momaday writes, "and I sing him an honor song." Here, too, are meditations on mortality, love, and loss, as well as reflections on the incomparable and holy landscape of the Southwest. The Death of Sitting Bear evokes the essence of human experience and speaks to us all"--
Angle of geese and other poems by N. Scott Momaday( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keepers of the earth : native American stories and environmental activities for children by Michael J Caduto( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of traditional tales from various Indian peoples, each accompanied by instructions for related activities dealing with aspects of the environment
Last stand at Little Big Horn by James Welch( Visual )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Battle of the Little Bighorn, known as "Custer's Last Stand," from an Indian's and white man's perspective. Uses journals, oral accounts, Indian ledger drawings, archival footage, and feature films to present the dual viewpoints of this historic event
Three plays by N. Scott Momaday( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2019 in English and held by 394 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
N. Scott Momaday by N. Scott Momaday( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2019 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words from a Bear gives a thorough survey of Momaday's most prolific years as a doctorate fellow at Stanford University, his achievement of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1969, and his later works that solidified his place as the founding member of the 'Native American Renaissance' in art and literature, influencing a generation of Native American artists, scholars, and political activists
Again the far morning : new and selected poems by N. Scott Momaday( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 319 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
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House made of dawn
The way to rainy mountainThe ancient child : a novelIn the presence of the sun : stories and poems, 1961-1991The man made of words : essays, stories, passagesIn the bear's houseCircle of wonder : a Native American Christmas storyNative modernism : the art of George Morrison and Allan HouserA sense of mission : historic churches of the Southwest
Alternative Names
Mammedatty N. S.

Mammedatty N. S. 1934-

Mammedaty, Navarro Scotte 1934-

Mammedaty, Novarro Scott 1934-

Momaday N. S.

Momaday N. S. 1934-

Momaday, N. Scott

Momaday, N. Scott 1934-

Momaday, Natachee Scott

Momaday, Natachee Scott 1934-

Momaday, Navarre S. 1934-

Momaday, Navarre Scott.

Momaday, Navarre Scott 1934-

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Momaday, Scott N.

Momadeī, N. S. 1934-

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Momadėĭ, N. Skott

Momadėĭ, N. Skott 1934-

Momadej, Navarr Skott 1934-

N. Scott Momaday Amerikaans romanschrijver

N. Scott Momaday US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Literaturwissenschaftler und Maler mit indianischen Wurzeln

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Nomaday, N. Scott

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Red Bluff 1934-

Rock-Tree Boy 1934-

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Мамадей Н. С

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Момадей Н. С. 1934-

Момадей Н.Скотт

Момадей, Н. Скотт 1934-

Момадей, Наварр Скотт

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모마데이, N.스코트 1934-

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