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N. Scott Momaday

The 1968 publication of his first novel House Made of Dawn brought N. Scott Momaday a Pulitzer Prize and wide renown as the leading figure in a Native-American literary renaissance. His subsequent works in prose and poetry have shown what...

I am a feather on the bright sky
I am the blue horse that runs in the plain
I am the fish that rolls, shining, in the water
I am the shadow that follows a child
I am the evening light, the lustre of...

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