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N. Scott Momaday: The Way to Rainy Mountain (1969)   

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Text: The Way to Rainy Mountain; University of New Mexico Press; available at local bookstores and online.

An acclaimed author of the Native American Renaissance, N(avarre) Scott Momaday received national and international attention in 1968 with his Pulitzer Prize winning novel, House Made of Dawn. A year later he published perhaps his most creative work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, which Native American scholar Kenneth Roemer aptly explains as “a lyric combination of Kiowa legends and myths, historical and anthropological statement of fact, and personal reminiscences.” In our two sessions on Rainy Mountain, which will include viewing a documentary entitled Words from a Bear (2018), we will consider what Momaday accomplishes by means of a chronological narrative and a creative, fragmented structure, resulting in a marvelously rich reading experience.

Kevin Eyster retired in 2022, after serving Madonna University for 30 years in various capacities, most recently as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Among other endeavors, he continues to enjoy leading literary discussions at Elderwise.


  • N. Scott Momaday: The Way to Rainy Mountain (1969)
    Dates: 1/26/2023 - 2/2/2023

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