The Way to Rainy Mountain


N. Scott Momaday

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Rainy Mountain

Rainy Mountain, the landform that defines the skyline of Kiowa lands, is an iconic natural feature that encapsulates a sense of place for the Kiowas. It’s also a shorthand for home; when Momaday says in…

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Before the Kiowas had horses, their lives were hard. Their nomadic nature could not be honored because travel was too difficult, and hunting was arduous, which meant that food could sometimes be scarce. When the…

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