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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.





Holy Cow, So Fast!


"On September 12,1998, Lena and I decided to go to Muddy Lakes to get wood and hunt birds. After the girls and Joseph were off to Saturday school, Lena and I got the boys ready to go, and we were finally off by 1:00 p.m.

There were a lot of birds, geese, ducks and swans flying back and forth at Muddy Lakes, and I shot at some, but none fell. When the boys woke up from a nap we decided to have a snack. Just as we were done eating, Fabian had a hard fall on his head, and it was bleeding. Lena almost started to panic and told me that we had to go home, now! So I gathered up the food and put it away, while Lena wet a tissue and pressed it hard on Fabian's head. Then we headed home. A little later the bleeding had stopped, and Lena told me he'd be okay. So I slowed down, and we started looking for dry wood.

While coming out of Takchak Slough, on the right bank we saw a bull moose. It was up against a high bank, so it had nowhere to run. When I shot at it, it started to swim across the slough. Lena held Fabian up to see it, but he covered his eyes with his hands. He'd peek at it through his fingers, but he didn't want to see the whole thing. Vassily Jr. just sat frozen in place. He didn't move or make a sound, he was so frightened.

The moose ran up the other side, and I started shooting as it galloped away. One shot! Two! Three! Finally, on the fourth shot, it fell. Both boys were still speechless. As we moved closer to it, we heard another bull running away in the trees. We knew it was another bull by the sounds the antlers were making as they hit the trees.

As we approached the moose he was still kicking and trying to get up, so I shot it in the head. It twitched for awhile, then finally it lay still. Lena brought the boys over to see it up close. But they immediately wanted to go back and wait in the boat.

It was about 3:00 that afternoon when I caught the moose. Lena called home on the VHF to let Palassa Owletuck know we'd be back in just a little while. She kept saying, "Already! already, you guys just left! Holy cow, man so fast!"

A couple of boats stopped by to give us a hand. I was very thankful that Vernon Evan and his daughter Grace stopped by to help us. We shared some meat with them.

I gave the meat to my mom and dad because they still hadn't gotten a moose. Besides, Joseph had already gotten one for us. It turned out to be a very exciting wood gathering trip."


By: Vassily Sergie

As told to: Tatiana Sergie

Holy Cow, So Fast!

Holy Cow, So Fast!

- Vassily Sergie/Tatiana Sergie

A Lucky Catch

- Victor Shorty/Tassie Fitka

Many Miles to Get a Moose

- Nick Fitka Jr./David Andrew

By Spotlight

- Joseph Isaac/Cheryl Hunter

Hunting At Tucker's Slough

- Joe Fitka/Maurice Turet

Two Moose In One Day

- Bill Manumik/Willie Paul Fitka

Garrett's Successful Catch

- Garrett Evan/Kimberly Fitka

A Bull Or A Cow?

- Mike Peters/Rose Lynn Fitka

Surprise Moose

- Nick Isaac/Joel Isaac


(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…"




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Summertime Tails IV Fall, 1995 Summertime Tails V Fall, 1996 Summertime Tails VI Fall, 1997
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Mustang Mind Manglers - Stories of the Far Out, the Frightening and the Fantastic 1993 Yupik Gourmet - A Book of Recipes  
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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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