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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.





Cows and Calves


"Last year I went moose hunting a couple of times. The first time, we didn't see anything, but the second time was more interesting. I went with Ruth and Fabe and Diane down river, I think in Tukchuk Slough. We didn't go very far in. We stopped a couple of times, got out and went up the beach and checked if there were any moose tracks. After an hour or two, we stopped and had something to eat. Fabe decided to check for tracks, so we followed him up through the trees. Ruth was first, then me. I remember the grass and sticks breaking under my shoes seemed so loud. Maybe that's why I couldn't hear so good. Ahead of me, Ruth stopped and said, "What's that?" Of course, I couldn't hear anything besides my loud feet. Fabe and Ruth took off through the trees, and I tried to keep up. All of a sudden, Ruth said, "Holy Cow!" Fabe stopped and only said, "Cow and two calves." Diane just said, "Whoa!" I couldn't believe I was actually seeing them. It was the first time I'd ever seen that many. Ruth said they sounded just like horses running. The momma moose was really big. She was across the meadow in no time. One of the little ones was not far behind. But the other one must have been hungry because it just lay there and kept on eating. Then the momma moose made a grunting sound and started coming back. Only then did the hungry calf decide to listen and got up and went after the other two. Then all three took off and disappeared into the trees. It happened so fast. Since there were no more moose, we went back down to the boat and checked another place.

We stopped a little farther in the slough, and right away there were tracks to follow. Fabe led the way. We went through a couple of meadows, trees, and more trees. One meadow had some water in it, and my feet were getting wet, so Diane and I started back. A couple of minutes later, we heard shots. I thought Fabe had shot something, so we went back. But it wasn't them; it was other people farther in. Since we didn't want to get accidentally shot, we went back to the boat and returned to Marshall."

By: Olga Soolook
As told to: Jolene Soolook

Cows and Calves

When I Clubbed A Moose

- Nastasia Turet/Maurice Turet

Where Our Luck Began

- Willie Fitka Jr./Rose Lynn Fitka

So Scared!

- Nastasia Andrew/David Andrew

Surprise Moose

- Nick Isaac/Joel Isaac

Cows and Calves

- Olga Soolook/Jolene Soolook

Two Big Ears

- Palassa Fitka/Tassie Fitka

Two Moose to Pack

- David Fitka/Kimberly Fitka

One Last Slough

- Delores Paul/Cheryl Hunter

Two Big Bulls

- Ruth Fitka/Willie Paul Fitka


(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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