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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.





Robert's Trip to Nuksuk


"One day it was such a nice day in

Marshall, I asked Matt if he wanted to go on a boat ride."

"Where to?" Matt asked.

"To Nuksuk maybe," I said.

"Okay," Matt said.

"Then I told Matt to call Chris and JB and ask them if they wanted to come with us to Nuksuk. And sure enough they both agreed. So Matt and I got ready and ate a little and then went to pick up Chris and JB. Then we were on our way."


"When we got to Nuksuk we took the first slough on the left. We stopped at the first bend and changed the gas tank because the other one was empty. I asked the boys if they wanted to check around in here and they said yes, so we went on our way. A few bends into the slough we saw a young bull moose standing in the middle of the narrow slough. I hit the throttle to go faster so we could get a better look. We stopped about ten feet away from it and finally it ran up the bank. It was just trotting along the bank so we decided to follow it. We ended up going along side it for about two minutes until it finally ran into the trees. I told the boys that it might come out on the other side of the slough so we zoomed over to the other side. It didn't come out but we saw the Game Warden fly over us with a float plane. I told Mall, Chris and JB that we were lucky that we didn't shoot at the moose or else we would've probably gone to jail. We continued riding in the slough until we got to some lilly pads. Then we had to turn around and head back out because it was getting too shallow."

"When we got to the main slough in Nuksuk we stopped, and I asked Mall, Chris and JB if they wanted to check out Reindeer Slough which was quite a ways inside Nuksuk. The boys agreed so we didn't waste any time. When we got to Reindeer Slough we started to rod and reel. We didn't catch anything even though there were lots of signs of fish. All we caught were snags and weeds!"

"It was getting late so we started on our way out of Nuksuk. We were on our third bend when JB saw a big black bear. We didn't see it for long though because it went into the trees too fast. We zoomed over to the other side of the slough and waited for it to come out. It looked like Matt, Chris and JB really wanted to catch a bear because they were excited. I told them we'd better be on our way if we wanted to make it to Marshall before it got too dark. I promised the boys that we would see another bear going out even though I wasn't really sure. Coincidentally we did see another black bear a couple more bends out and Matt, Chris and JB shot at it with their rifles. But I think they all missed it by a mile because there were no blood trails in the grass. Finally we got tired of looking for it, and we were getting sleepy besides, so we started on our long way home."


By: Robert Owletuck

Interviewed by: Chris Fitka

Robert's Trip to Nuksuk
Robert's Trip to Nuksuk

Henry's Exciting Summer!

- Henry Duny/Kathy Duny

Michelle's Marshall Vacation

- Michelle Cooper/Maureen Fitka

Liz's Summer Vacation

- Liz Fitka/Lois Moore

Robert's Trip to Nuksuk

- Robert Owletuck/Chris Fitka

Three Black Bears

- Vivian Teganlakla/Darcy Kameroff

Norma Evan's Summertime Tale

- Norma Evan/Fred Alstrom

Irene Evan

- Irene Evan/Sophie Ann Moore

Oxie's Summer

- Oxie Isaac/Kathy Duny

Nora Tikiun's Summer

- Nora Tikiun/Tanya Peter


Tails About






Tails From


Tails from



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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