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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.





Hunting At Tucker's Slough


"The hunting trip that I took this year with Clifford was one of the best trips that I've taken in recent years. It was also one of the most successful hunts that I have ever been on. The day we took off from Marshall we went to Kuik where we rode around for a while before deciding to set up our tents on the slough above Charlie Fitka's camp.

The next day we took off towards Tucker's Slough. First, we stopped at Russian Mission and bought gas and other things we needed to survive out in the boonies. After we got all our gear and gas we went up to Andrew Stephonoff's House where we ate and visited Buba awhile. Then we took off again for Tucker's. When we got to the mouth of Tucker's, Steven and Mike Nick were there, and they showed us where some meadows were. After we got camp set up, we checked out the meadows. We ended up leaving Clifford's gloves there, so the next morning, after dropping me off at a meadow, he went to get his gloves. As it turned out, he also ended up killing a moose while he was there.

After we got his moose butchered, it took us six hours to pack the meat to the boat because he killed it about a mile into the meadow. While packing the moose to the boat we had to stop and eat because we ran out of energy. After we ate we went back to get more meat. After that, we went back to camp where we ate again and told stories until we eventually fell asleep. The next morning, after waking up, I went outside the tent where there were about 25 geese that scared the !@#$ out of me when they took off.

When we were getting ready to leave camp, Rob Hall stopped by and bummed a piece of meat. He told us to go over to their camp and visit. So we did, and I saw what kind of campers they were. They had everything, including a propane oven. After that, we started for home. When we got to Devil's Elbow we took a ride inside the slough where we saw two cows run into a meadow. When I went to check on them, about 600 yards away, I saw a bull. I shot at it and, surprisingly, it fell because that was the farthest shot I'd ever made. When I started to run towards it, the moose got up and hobbled towards the creek at the edge of the meadow. I waited till it got closer to the water to kill it so we wouldn't have to pack the meat so far. After it died we butchered it, then put it in Clifford's little 16 foot boat, and took off. Amazingly, that little boat got on step with two moose and 45 gallons of gas. When we got home I brought the meat to the fish house and went to bed."

By: Joe Fitka
As told to: Maurice Turet

Hunting At Tucker's Slough

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…"




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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