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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.

URL: http://www.kstrom.net/isk/art/beads/shonto.html

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.

URL: /youth/AskAuthor/begay.html

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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