Summary: Words from a Bear gives a thorough survey of Momaday's most prolific years as a doctorate fellow at Stanford University, his achievement of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1969, and his later works that solidified his place as the founding member of the 'Native American Renaissance' in art and literature, influencing a generation of Native American artists, scholars, and political activists.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 2019
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV N.SC
Summary: Based on an Indian myth about a boy who turns into a bear, this mystic novel concerns a young artist who confronts his unusual destiny with the aid of the beautiful medicine woman who loves him.
Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 1990
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Summary: "In Earth Keeper: Reflections on an American Land, Momaday reflects on his native ground and its influence on his people. "When I think about my life and the lives of my ancestors, I am inevitably led to the conviction that I, and they, belong to the American land. This is a declaration of belonging. And it is an offering to the earth." he writes. Earth Keeper is a story of attachment, rooted...
Publisher / Publication Date: 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 MOM
Summary: A novel of a proud stranger in his native land. He was a young American Indian named Abel, and he lived in two worlds. One was that of his father, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, the ecstasy of the drug called peyote. The other was the world of the twentieth century, goading him into a compulsive cycle of sexual exploits, dissipation, and disgust. Home...
Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC MOM
Summary: Exploring such themes as land, language, and identity, Momaday recalls the moving stories of his Kiowa grandfather and Kiowa ancestors, recollects a boyhood spent partly at Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico, and ponders the circumstances of history and Indian-White relations as we inherit them today. Collecting thirty-two essays and articles, The Man Made of Words attempts to fashion a definition of...
Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1997
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOM
Summary: "One of the most important and unique voices in American letters, distinguished poet, novelist, artist, teacher, and storyteller N. Scott Momaday was born into the Kiowa tribe and grew up on Indian reservations in the Southwest. The customs and traditions that influenced his upbringing-most notably the Native American oral tradition-are the centerpiece of his work. This luminous collection...
Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 MOM
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: 813 MOM
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: National Endowment for the Arts 2007
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 813 STO
Summary: Using journals, oral histories, and drawings, this program tells the story of the famous battle, including the perspectives of the Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Video 2004