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Shonto Begay , 1950-


Shonto Begay is the son of a Navajo medicine man and was born near Shonto, Arizona in 1950. He earned an Associate of Fine Arts degree from Institute of American Indian Ar ts in Santa Fe, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California in 1980. He is a Navajo storyteller and artist who written and illustrated stories for children and adults from the Navajo and Anasazi traditions.


(Photo courtesy of the Internet Public Library and Shonto Begay )

Online resources by or about Shonto Begay:

Anasazi Diaspora
Author: Paula Giese
Type: etext
Description: Excerpt from Navajo Visions and Voices Across the Mesa, by Shonto Begay.

Ask the Author: Shonto Begay
Author: Internet Public Library
Type: authorbio
Description: The Internet Public Library's Ask the Author interview with Shonto Begay. Includes b&w photo.

Books by Shonto Begay:

Begay, Shonto. Navajo : visions and voices across the Mesa
New York : Scholastic, 1995.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0590461532

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