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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.





My Plane Goes Down


This summer was fun for me up to when I was on my way to National Guard Training down in Georgia. It was then I was in a plane crash that I'll never forget.

We left Bethel for Marshall around 5:30 P.M. in a Yute Air Cessna 207. In the plane with me were Gail Fitka and her baby and two other people from Russian Mission. Suddenly about half-way to Bethel the plane began losing power when we were about 800 feet up from the ground. We landed on the tundra by a big lake. The pilot knew what he was doing and as soon as we landed we had to rush out of the plane just in case the plane might blow up or something might happen. But it was cool crashing, like it was a dream or a nightmare or in slow motion. When we got out of the plane the prop was bent up bad. In front of the plane the wheel had come off. And the side wheels were buried in the mud about two feet. About five minutes later we were all shaking like we were nervous or freaked out.

While we were waiting on the tundra we had nothing else to do but sit down. Since there were a lot of bugs bothering us, I asked the pilot if he had any bug dope because they were bothering us. He replied that he had only a little bit. About 45 minutes later we saw a plane coming towards us. It circled around us for about five minutes, then it went back to Bethel. About an hour later we got picked up by a National Guard helicopter. When they landed this guy asked us lots of questions Iike, "Are we okay? And all of us said, yeah, we were okay. Then we went back to Bethel.

After we landed at the airport we had to go into the back room at the Yute Air terminal. An hour later we chartered back to Marshall with Y.K. Aviation. Before we started back the pilot checked to see if the engine was okay. On our way over we looked for our plane but we didn't find it. As I searched for the wreckage I thought how lucky we were to escape death!

Story by: Victor Shorty.

My Plane Goes Down

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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