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Yup'ik RavenMarshall Cultural Atlas

This collection of student work is from Frank Keim's classes. He has wanted to share these works for others to use as an example of Culturally-based curriculum and documentation. These documents have been OCR-scanned. These are available for educational use only.





Much Excitement During My

 Much Excitement During My Vacation

During the holiday I stayed with my friend Charlotte Alstrom, and visited with Barbara and Babes. I watched movies and played Sega and Super Nintendo. I also watched Marshall Women's and Men's League basketball games here in the gym. The Blazers played against Pilot Station Lady Hawks, and the Marshall Blues and Bobcats played the Pilot Station Knights and Outlaws. The Pitka's Point Dreamers also came up and played against the Marshall Blues and Bobcats.

On the eighth of January, after the Russian Orthodox Church service, they began Slavic at Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Isaac's. From there they went to Paul Boot's. They fed people in both houses, and about four hours later they went to Leslie Hunter's house, and he also fed in there.

During New Year's Eve, after they sang some songs, my uncles, Wesley and Walter, shot their guns outside of our house. They each shot four times. This was a tradition they brought from Chuathbaluk.

Nick Isaac, the leader of the choir, left for Kwethluk where he had to go through a ceremony with Bishop Innocent who ordained him as a Sub-Deacon of the Russian Orthodox Church. Nick traveled all the way to Kwethluk by snowmachine with his wife and two youngest children. The night he arrived back in Marshall they ate at my house where there were a lot of other people who came to eat too.

Around 2:00 A.M., after everyone finally got through eating at our house, they moved on to Clara Shorty's. When they got through singing there, they went to Nastasia Turet's where she fed them. I waited at my house for a while and later went to Nus's where there were still a lot

of people. In the room across from Nus's we teens had fun talking and bothering each other. There were some boys who played with lighters in inappropriate places, but it was silly. We all were laughing and enjoying each other's company. Around 7:00 A.M. everyone finally left, and we went to Andy Boot's. From there we went to Kathy Peteroff's. The only new housing we skipped were Terri Manumik's and Fran Evan's.

So you can see, my Christmas vacation was just loaded with fun and excitement.

By: Carmen Pitka

Much Excitement During My Vacation 

Time Spent With My Family

- Olga Moxie

A Fun Vacation

- Theresa George

Christmas In Akiak

- Tanya Peter

Breakdown on the Break

- Garrett Evan

Much Excitement During My Vacation

- Carmen Pitka

Christmas in Marshall and Russian Mission

- Gerilyn Fitka

New Year Tourney Well Enjoyed

- Chris Fitka

From New Years to Slavi

- Fred Alstrom

My Painful Vacation

- John Tikiun

Christmas Break

- Ben Peteroff


Student Stories


Tales by Parents


Tales by the Elders


Staff Stories


If I were...


The Christmas of my Dreams


Christmastime Tales
Stories real and imaginary about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1996
Christmastime Tales II
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1998
Christmastime Tales III
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 2000
Summer Time Tails 1992 Summertime Tails II 1993 Summertime Tails III
Summertime Tails IV Fall, 1995 Summertime Tails V Fall, 1996 Summertime Tails VI Fall, 1997
Summertime Tails VII Fall, 1999 Signs of the Times November 1996 Creative Stories From Creative Imaginations
Mustang Mind Manglers - Stories of the Far Out, the Frightening and the Fantastic 1993 Yupik Gourmet - A Book of Recipes  
M&M Monthly    
Happy Moose Hunting! September Edition 1997 Happy Easter! March/April 1998 Merry Christmas December Edition 1997
Happy Valentine’s Day! February Edition 1998 Happy Easter! March/April Edition 2000 Happy Thanksgiving Nov. Edition, 1997
Happy Halloween October 1997 Edition Edible and Useful Plants of Scammon Bay Edible Plants of Hooper Bay 1981
The Flowers of Scammon Bay Alaska Poems of Hooper Bay Scammon Bay (Upward Bound Students)
Family Trees and the Buzzy Lord It takes a Village - A guide for parents May 1997 People in Our Community
Buildings and Personalities of Marshall Marshall Village PROFILE Qigeckalleq Pellullermeng ‘A Glimpse of the Past’
Raven’s Stories Spring 1995 Bird Stories from Scammon Bay The Sea Around Us
Ellamyua - The Great Weather - Stories about the Weather Spring 1996 Moose Fire - Stories and Poems about Moose November, 1998 Bears Bees and Bald Eagles Winter 1992-1993
Fish Fire and Water - Stories about fish, global warming and the future November, 1997 Wolf Fire - Stories and Poems about Wolves Bear Fire - Stories and Poems about Bears Spring, 1992



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