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SANTA FE – N. Scott Momaday, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and Santa Fe resident, received the Ken Burns American Heritage Prize earlier this month.
The Kiowa, Oklahoma-born poet and novelist received the award at an event May 1 in New York, according to a Friday news release. The national prize, named after the acclaimed filmmaker and presented by the American Prairie Reserve, is given annually to someone whose work “has advanced our collective understanding of the indomitable American spirit.”
Momaday, 85, received the Pulitzer for his 1969 book “House Made of Dawn.” Momaday earned an English degree from University of New Mexico in 1958. He also received the National Medal of Arts in 2007.