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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.





The Second Shot Got It!


"This September I brought my brother Alo and my son-in-law Walter on a moose hunting trip inside Five Day Slough to a place called Gurrerpak. Along the way we saw some fresh moose tracks, so we went ashore to find the moose that made them. Alo and Walter went through the trees and started tracking the moose while I took the boat to meet them at a portage that goes to muddy lakes. When we all got together we decided to eat at the portage. When we finished eating, Walter and Alo went inside the trees again. Walter told me to go around the bend and wait for them there because the moose tracks were really fresh. I started to go around the bend very slowly with the boat when I saw some trees moving. At first, I thought it was Walter or Alo, but when I saw antlers I shot at the moose that wore them. I missed the first shot, and the moose started running, but when it got into the cottonwoods I could see it better, so the next time I shot, the moose went down. Just when we started to skin the moose, Jonathan and Patrick came by, and they helped us bring the meat down to the boat. When we got back home I filled out my moose harvest ticket and sent it in to the Department of Fish and Game. The moose antlers measured 40 some inches in width. A couple of days later when we went back to the same place where I had shot the moose there were some really big brown bear tracks. The brown bear had been eating the guts of the moose that we left behind."

By: Frank Coffee
As told to: Willie Paul Fitka III

The Second Shot Got It!

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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