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Yup'ik RavenMarshall Cultural Atlas

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.







This summer I went on many boat rides, either to pick berries, go rod and reeling, or just to get away from the chaos of my family and friends.

During one of the many fishing trips I went on with my uncle Roy, Gail, Aaron, Scott, and Baby Art, we ran into two unexpected visitors right above Marshall.

One nice evening I got a call from my Uncle Roy telling me they were getting ready to go up the river to Kuik to fish. So, as usual, I hurriedly and gladly got ready and then met them at the boat.

After Gail and the boys settled themselves in the boat and Roy got the engine running, I pushed out the boat, thinking this would be another one of the same old trips where we would see nothing but birds. I hoped though we would see something more.

After heading up the river a little ways past the airport and Wilson Slough, I got what I was hoping for. Across from the island that is above Wilson Slough, we spotted two moose, a cow and her young bull calf.

Boy, was I ever excited! That was the first time ever that I saw moose that close. I mean I've seen moose from far away and dead moose, but never that close. WOW!

Oh, of course, mischief little Baby Art was scared. He kept telling me he thought the moose was going to eat him. And I must admit, I was a little afraid too when we went closer to the animal, but I was also very excited.

When we first saw them, they were running along the edge of the beach. Then they ran into the water. It was so cool to see them swimming. Then the cow ran up the beach and into the trees. The bull kept swimming upriver then it turned around and swam downriver. We went right up to the moose and I felt as if I could just reach out and touch it but, of course, I was scared, and it really wasn't as close as it seemed.

Finally the young bull swam to shore, quickly got out of the water and ran up the beach and into the trees in search of his mother.

When the excitement wore off we continued our trip upriver to Kuik. After an evening of catching some pike we decided to come back home. We had a very rough ride home because the wind picked up and the waves were very big, but it was also a lot of fun.

By: Gerilyn Fitka


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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