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Navarre Scott Momaday, American writer, poet. Named Poet Laureate of Oklahoma, 2007-2008; named to Academy Achievement, 1993; named an Artist for Peace, United Nations Educational, 2004; recipient Academy American Poets prize for "The Bear", 1962, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1969, Premio Letterario Internazionale Mondello Italy, 1979, National Medal Arts, 2007; Guggenheim fellow, 1966-1967, National Institute Arts and Letters grantee, 1970.

Background

Momaday, Navarre Scott was born on February 27, 1934 in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Alfred Morris and Natachee (Scott) Momaday.

Education

Bachelor of Arts New Mexico, 1958. AM, Stanford University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1963.

Career

Assistant professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1963-1965;associate Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1968-1969;associate Professor of English and comparative literature, University of California, Berkeley, 1969-1973;Professor of English and comparative literature, Stanford University, 1973-1982, from 1985;Professor of English and comparative literature, U. Arizona, Tucson, 1982-1985;Regents Professor English, U. Arizona, Tucson. Consultant National Endowment for Humanities, National Endowment for Arts, since 1970.

Achievements

  • Modern Language Association; American Studies Association; Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists (international association) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `description` = VALUES(`description`); fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Works

Membership

Founding trustee Museum of America Indian, since 1978. Founder and director Buffalo Trust. Member Modern Language Association, American Studies Association, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association.

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Connections

Married Gaye Mangold, September 5, 1959. Children: Cael, Jill, Brit. Married Regina Heitzer, July 21, 1978.

1 daughter, Lore.

father:
Alfred Morris Momaday

mother:
Natachee (Scott) Momaday

spouses:
Gaye Mangold

Regina Heitzer

children:
Cael Momaday

Jill Momaday

Brit Momaday