A Living Treasure
“I have diabetes and sometimes require specialized treatment for its related complications. Through the years, CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Wound and Hyperbaric Center has taken very good care of me. Today, I am enjoying time with family and friends and pursuing several interests -- most often painting, writing, or working with the foundation that I created to help preserve Native American cultural heritage. Now and then, you might also find me in downtown Santa Fe scouting for a good-looking hat.”
N. Scott Momaday, Santa Fe
Kiowa Name: Tsoai-Talee
Artist, Poet, Storyteller, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist
Founder and Chairman of The Buffalo Trust, a non-profit foundation for the preservation and return of their cultural heritage to Native Americans, especially children.