"Momaday is a profoundly deep thinker and this book shows the depth of his thought while in the process of writing and painting...It is must reading [for anyone] who wants to understand not just Scott Momaday but what it means to be a mature, reflective, responsible human being." - Vine Deloria, Jr., New Mexico "Historical Review". "For Momaday fans, the book is a don't-miss; for those who are unacquainted with his work, it offers a provocative look at the roots of Native American art and the anatomy of the creative process." - "Southwest Art". ""Ancestral Voice" is both an important record of Momaday's chief concerns at the present time and a stimulating en-counter with one of the most important writers of our time." - "Northeast Indian Quarterly." "No critic - however fortified metacritically - who writes hereafter on Momaday can get away with ignoring this book." - "American Literature". Charles L. Woodard is a professor of English at South Dakota State University.