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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 Biggest and the Smallest Pike


It was a cloudy afternoon in late June when I finally woke up. I was still sleepy after a very late night out with my buddies. While sipping my coffee I tried thinking of something that would occupy my time instead of getting into mischief. Since the sun wasn't shining, going for a swim was out of the question. It wasn't raining either so I phoned JB and told him that it was a perfect day for pike fishing up in Kuik Slough. Sure enough he agreed to go on the trip with his boat. I got ready and waited down on the beach for him to pick me up. As JB was coming up the river I noticed that he had brought Joe-Joe and Wee-gee along for company. Since we needed a slave or two on our trip, I figured that it would be O.K.

While we were on our way toward the spot where Leslie Hunter's cabin is located we saw a bear skin on a big rock. JB, Joe, and I knew that it was just a bear skin but Wee-gee thought that it was a live bear. We told Wee-gee to get his gun ready, and it was so funny watching him get excited over that bear skin. But as we got closer to it Wee-gee discovered that it was just a bearskin. When we got to our fishing area near Leslie's cabin I watched the other guys throw their first casts. When Joe caught the first pike I became convinced there were fish there and I started casting too. My first cast I almost got a monster pike but it saw me moving on the bank. It must have swum to the deep part after that because I didn't see it again. Then we boarded the boat and anchored out about 50 yards from shore. It was then when we started to catch pike like heck. Almost every cast we would get a big one.

Our successes slowed down after a while but Wee-gee and I were still lucking out because we had the best lures. I got both the largest and the smallest pike which made the trip good for me. About an hour later though we got bored, so we counted our fish and started back for home. We counted 15 big pike and one little one.

The trip home was fun because Wee-gee, Joe, and I were shooting at baby ducks and sea gulls with my .22 rifle. We didn't get anything though because my scope wasn't sighted in very well.

By: Chris Fitka

The Biggest and the Smallest Pike

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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