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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.





Richard's First Moose


Last September I went with my uppa and grandma, my mom, Richard and Glen up to Carl Holt Slough to go moose hunting. We rode around up there all day, but we didn't see anything. When it was finally starting to get dark we headed out of the slough, stopping at one last meadow on our way out. My uppa and I walked up on the meadow while Richard stayed in the boat with the others. We saw something way at the other end of the meadow. We wanted to get a closer look, so we started to walk towards it. When we could see that it was a bull moose we sneaked right up to it. There was another bull with it and about four or five cows, all feeding in a pond. When the cows and bulls got out of the pond, I shot the bigger bull. It fell down, but tried to get up again, so I shot it one more time. Meanwhile, the smaller bull and the cows took off towards the trees. Then they stopped on the other side of the lake to watch us.

We went back down to the boat to get our knives, then went back up. This time Richard and the other guys came up with us. We had to walk a long ways to get to the moose. When we got there the other bull and the cows were still there watching. We started to skin the moose that I'd caught, but since it was starting to get late and it was a long way to pack the meat, my uppa said that we would just take the guts out and come back tomorrow to finish butchering him.

When we were done gutting the moose, we let Richard shoot the other bull. It took him three or four shots to kill it. Then we walked to the other side of the lake and started to skin Richard's moose. After Richard shot the moose, one of the cows ran into the trees. The other cow walked into the water and watched us while we skinned Richard's moose. After a while she came out of the water and walked into the trees. After we were done skinning, we started to walk back to the boat. Along the way we saw another bull moose run across the other side of the meadow, probably heading for the two cows.

The next day we came back with more people and a canoe so we could paddle across the lake to the other end of the meadow. Both the moose were close to the lake. It took us all day to pack the meat down to the boats. A couple of days later they had a party for Richard because that was the first moose that he'd caught.

By: Willie Paul Fitka III

Richard's First Moose

So Cool!

- Tatiana Sergie

Richard's First Moose

- Willie Paul Fitka III

A Blood Trail But No Moose

- Maurice Turet

Close Enough to Hit Them with an Oar

- Tassie Fitka

My Dream Moose

- Kimberly Fitka

My First Experience with a Moose

- Kimberly Fitka

The First and Last Time I Saw a Moose

- Rose Lynn Fitka

Many Moose in a Day

- Cheryl Hunter

No Stumps!

- David Andrew

Moose from an Airplane

- Jolene Soolook

Good Luck at Big Bend

- 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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