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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.





An Unexpected Catch


"In the early 1960's when snow machines first started coming out, Morris Tee asked me if I wanted to go out hunting. Morris had a new snow machine that he had to crank to start and put snow in it to cool. I had just finished making a sled, so I went with Morris Tee and Willie Fitka Sr. across to Owl Slough where it meets the Yukon.

While we were riding around we saw fresh moose tracks in the deep snow. We had to put on our snowshoes to track him. Morris and Willie followed the tracks in one direction while I went in the other direction. When I got to this pothole that was about 20-30 feet in diameter I took off my snowshoes. I lit up a cigarette and looked around, and about 20 feet away from me on the other side of a snow bank I happened to see a moose head. It belonged to a good size bull, and luckily it was facing the opposite direction from where I was sitting or it would have attacked me. The moose was paying more attention to Morris and Willie's direction. I loaded my 25-35 really quietly, then shot it below the ear. It was a perfect shot. When Morris and Willie came out of the trees, Morris shot it too. I guess he didn't know it was already dead. Then we made a little portage for the snow machine and butchered the moose. After we butchered the moose we came home and had a lot of moose meat to put away for the long winter."

By: Vernon Evan
As told to: Kimberly Fitka

An Unexpected Catch

An Unexpected Catch

- Vernon Evan/Kimberly Fitka

I Never Want to See Eyes Like That Again!

- Lorraine Fitka/Rose Lynn Fitka

The Second Shot Got It!

- Frank Coffee/Willie Paul Fitka III

First Moose

- Alvin Owletuck/Cheryl Hunter


- Nick Andrew SR./David Andrew

Barely Able to Stand

- Angeline Coffee/Jolene Soolook

Early Spring Moose

- Theresa Boots/Tassie Fitka

Denali Last Laugh!

- Frank JM Keim/Maurice Turet


(Alces alces) The Moose


Moose Fact Sheet


Student Stories


Stories By Parents


Stories By Elders


Stories By Successful Hunters


Stories By School Staff


"If I were a Moose…"




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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