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Kay Bennett
, 1922-1997


Kay Bennett was a Navajo author, artist and dollmaker who was born at Sheepsprings Trading Post, New Mexico, in 1922. She taught at the Phoenix Indian School and travelled through the Middle East, Far East and Europe. She designed Navajo dolls and dresses, illustrated her own books, and also recorded Navajo songs.


Online resources by or about Kay Bennett:

Kay “Kaibah” C. Bennett, 77; role model for Navajo women
Author: Bergen Record
Type: authorbio
Description: Bennett’s obituary, from the 11/17/97 edition of the Bergen Record.

URL: http://www.bergen.com/obits/obbennett19971116o.htm

Books by Kay Bennett:

Bennett, Kay. Kaibah : Recollections of a Navajo Girlhood
Los Angeles : Western Lore Press, 1964.
Genre: Autobiography
Audience: All Ages

Bennett, Kay. A Navajo saga
San Antonio, TX : Naylor Co., 1969.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0811102793

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