The Way to Rainy Mountain

The Way to Rainy Mountain

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by Natachee Scott Momaday, Al Momaday
     
 

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"Beautifully written, full of gentleness and dignity." --The Atlantic

In this enchanting book, Scott Momaday retells myths of his people and describes the Indian way of life he knew as a child. In two dozen passages, he tells of how his people entered the world through a hollow log, shares stories of great events and heroes, and recalls fantastic creatures

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"Beautifully written, full of gentleness and dignity." --The Atlantic

In this enchanting book, Scott Momaday retells myths of his people and describes the Indian way of life he knew as a child. In two dozen passages, he tells of how his people entered the world through a hollow log, shares stories of great events and heroes, and recalls fantastic creatures like a buffalo with horns of steel.

Supplementing these stories with factual notations and personal reminiscences, Momaday has created more than a collection of folklore. The Way to Rainy Mountain is a treasury of images that preserves the Kiowa way of life.

"Written with great dignity, the book has something about it of the timeless, of that long view down which the Kiowa look to their myth-shrouded beginnings." --New York Times

A preeminent practitioner of twentieth century literature, N. Scott Momaday is perhaps best known for having blazed a trail for contemporary Native American writers. A Pulitzer Prize winner and member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Momaday in many respects is a class unto himself.

Momaday is Regents Professor of English at the University of Arizona. A popular speaker, he narrated the PBS series The West.

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"Beautifully written, full of gentleness and dignity." —The Atlantic"Written with great dignity, the book has something about it of the timeless, of that long view down which the Kiowa look to their myth-shrouded beginnings." —New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613192729
Publisher:
San Val
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
89
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

N. Scott Momaday won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969 for his novel House Made of Dawn. Several of his books are available from UNM Press, including The Way to Rainy Mountain. He lives in Santa Fe.

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The Way to Rainy Mountain 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Supposed to be about native american heritage. Instead, it is something on psychology
voraciousreader65 More than 1 year ago
Downloaded this so that I could understand what some of my students are reading. Fortunately, it was a free version; unfortunately, it was in French and I couldn't read it :-(.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not momaday's book
Robert Sturgeon More than 1 year ago
Down loaded this book for a summer reading requirement, but it is Auf Deutsch !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If it was The Way to Rainy Mountain, I wouldn't know! All of the text is in German.
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