Momaday, N. Scott

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Momaday, N. Scott Gender: M
Navarre Scott Momaday
born on 27 February 1934 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Lawton, Oklahoma, 34n37, 98w23
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 08°08' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 15°23 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 10°11'

N. Scott Momaday (at left; receiving the National Medal of Arts from U.S. president George W. Bush in 2007)


American writer, a Native American author of Kiowa descent. His work House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969 and is considered a classic in Native American Literature. Momaday is considered the founding author in what critic Kenneth Lincoln has coined the Native American Renaissance.

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  • Work : Prize 1969 (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him in "The Names: A Memoir" by N. Scott Momaday (University of Arizona Press, 1976), pp. 41-42: "At four o'clock on the morning of February 27, 1934, in the Kiowa and Comanche Indian Hospital at Lawton, Oklahoma, near the old stone corral at Fort Sill, where my ancestors were imprisoned in 1873 for having fled to the last buffalo range in the Staked Plains, I was delivered into the world by an elderly Indian Service doctor who entered my name on the Standard Certificate of Birth as Novarro Scotte Mammedaty ("Momaday" having first been entered, then crossed out)."


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Fiction)