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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.





An Adventure up Willow Creek


This past summer I went on a bunch of fishing trips up Willow Creek. But there was one special trip when Chris, Ben, Upa-boy and I went fishing there with my boat. It started as a good fishing trip. We stopped at a few places where we knew there were some fish. After we caught some Pike we decided to go where there were Chums spawning. On our way to our destination we came across Nicholas Boots, Marcia George, and M.J., so we stopped to ask Nicholas for some fish eggs so we could try fishing for white fish. After fishing for awhile we went up the stream as far as we could and then began walking up the creek.

After walking a ways we decided to hunt for black bears instead of fishing for massaks (spawning salmon) and white fish. But Ben and Chris were short on shells so they told Upa-Boy to go get their shells. When he returned he only had Chris's shells. Chris, Ben and I had our high power rifles. Ben brought his 7mm, Chris brought his 30-30, and I had my 22-250. But Upa-Boy only had a rod and reel. Now what was he going to do to a bear with a rod and reel? Whip it, snag it, or poke it?

Further upstream we found a bear trail that didn't look too old and a fresh half-eaten fish. After seeing that fish we started to get scared because the trees and grass were getting kind of thick. After we got to a gently sloped rocky bank we stopped and waited for awhile and wondered if we should go any farther upstream. We finally decided to go upstream but after a little ways we chickened out and started to go back to the boat. While going back to the boat we tried to shoot at some fish but kept missing. As we were walking to the boat I wanted to be at the end of the line so the other guys would knock the water off the grass and I wouldn't get as wet. After we got to the boat we decided to go home because it was getting late. On our way back Ben and I were trying to get Chris and Upa-Boy wet by shooting in front of the boat and splashing them.

By: Garrett Evan

An Adventure up Willow Creek

The First time I saw a Black Bear

- Olga Moxie

My Plane Goes Down

- Victor Shorty

My Exciting Boat Rides

- Mary Jane Shorty

Two Unexpected Visitors

- Gerilyn Fitka

A Nightmare Ride

- Theresa George

The Biggest and the Smallest Pike

- Chris Fitka

An Adventure up Willow Creek

- Garrett Evan

Escaping From Marshall's Boredom

- Robert Pitka

An Exciting Day at Wilson Creek

- Fred Alstrom

Aniak Fair was Great!

- Carmen Pitka

Wiping Out

- Matthew Shorty

Bane Pickaz

- Ben Peteroff

Student Stories

Other Student Stories

Stories of Summers Past


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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