N. Scott Momaday

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N. Scott Momaday (1934–2024) was a Kiowa novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and poet. His novel House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969 and is considered the first major work of the Native American Renaissance. Momaday received the National Medal of Arts in 2007 and held twenty honorary degrees from colleges and universities. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. (Source: Wikipedia)