Navarre Scott Momaday (born February 27, 1934) is a Native American author and PBS documentary narrator

He is of Kiowa descent. His work House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969. Momaday received the National Medal of Arts in 2007 for his work that celebrated and preserved Native American oral and art tradition. He holds 20 honorary degrees from colleges and universities, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Momaday is considered the founding author in what critic Kenneth Lincoln has termed the Native American Renaissance. House Made of Dawn is considered a classic in Native American Literature. Momaday was featured in the Ken Burns and Stephen Ives documentary, The West (1996), for his masterful retelling of Kiowa history and legend. He was also featured in PBS documentaries concerning boarding schools, Billy the Kid, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn...and narrator of several nature films produced by various public television stations. WIKIPEDIA

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