Begay, Harrison 1914-2012

Begay, Harrison 1914-2012

Read Harrison Begay's Biography

Harrison Begay or Haskay Yahne Yah (Warrior Who Walked Up to His Enemy) was born in White Cone, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation in 1917 or sometime around then.  He's never been sure about the date.  His parents were Black Rock and Zonnie Tachinie Begay. His mother died when he was seven, and soon after he was sent off to government boarding school at Fort Wingate where he heard English spoken for the first time.

 

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