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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.

 

 

 

 

Elders Page

Taking the Wrong Trail

 

Once when he was a young man and before he knew the country between the Kuskokwim and the Yukon Alexander Isaac's uncle gave him some good advice. Before leaving on a trip by dogsled over to Akiachak he told him to let his leader take him in the direction he wanted to go whenever he was on unfamiliar trails. That way he wouldn't get lost.

When Alexander got to Akiachak he stayed there for a day, then a day later he started back home to the Johnson River. But along the way he forgot his uncle's advice and somehow made his dogs take a wrong turn and followed a trapping trail made by some Akiachak people. After awhile he noticed the country looked different and he realized he wasn't on the the right trail. Just before dark he came to a place where there was a blackfish trap and he decided to stop to camp for the night there just in case the weather got worse. He used some of the blackfish from the trap for himself and his dogs, then he turned in for the night.

The next morning while going back along the trail he'd followed the day before he met two guys coming his way probably to check their blackfish trap. Since he had been taught to always be honest, he told them he had used some of the fish for himself and his dogs. The men saw he was lost, so they told him to keep following their trail to a cabin where there was an old man living and he would give him instructions as to where to go from there to get home. He did this and then followed the old man's directions back to familiar country from where he could find his way home more easily.

From that time on he paid more attention to what older people said about taking notice of trail conditions, like the direction the grass pointed after the last storm in winter, and about running dogs on unfamiliar trails.

 

Alexander Isaac

Elders Page

 

 

Editorial Page

Native Sovereignty

Charlotte Alstrom

Say No to Drugs and Alcohol

Tassie Fitka

 

Max's Message from the Best
Little School on the Yukon

 

Feature News

A Bad Year For Eeling

Jonathan Boots

Floss Your Teeth

Tatiana Sergie

Armory Nearly Finished

Maurice Turet

Brush Your Teeth!

Rose Lynn Fitka

The AFN Convention

Mary June Tinker

What's Happenin' at School?

Annie's Kindergarten

Annie Hunter

Barb's 1st and 2nd Grades

Written by the 2nd grade students.

Happy Thanksgiving from Room #103

Janice Olsen

Tom's Class

Tom Andrew

Richard's Classes

Richard Olsen

Frank's Classes

Frank Keim

Guy's Classes

Guy Sandlin

Special Olympics in Marshall

A New Volleyball Season For Alvin

Tassie Fitka

Fish Flash

Jonathan Boots

Signs of Global Warming

Joe Fitka

 

 

November 1997 Calendar

 

Elders Page

 

Taking the Wrong Trail

Alexander Isaac

 

Dedications

 

Dear Tat

 

Mystery People

 

Did You Know That…

 

Fun Page

 

Look To The Stars
Your Personal Horoscope

 

??Guess Who!!

 

Special Feature from the Tundra Drums
in memory of Veterans Day

Vietnam vet recalls the 'crazy wars'

Frank Keim

Message Page (in pdf)

 

End Notes
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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