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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Asiatic Black Bear

Asiatic Black Bear

 

Asiatic Black Bear (Selenarotos thibetanus)

There are about 12 different kinds of bears in the world, but the one that I think stands out the most is the Asiatic Black bear. This bear lives in the southern part of Asia. Its range is from the northern tip of China to the central part of Russia. Although this bear isn't very big, it is very fierce. It is about five feet tall and 1.5 meters in length. It weighs about 250-300 pounds depending upon where it is located in Asia. The northern Asian Black bears are a little bit larger than the ones south of them. This is because of the colder climate. They need the extra bulk to stay warm. These bears have three different names: Moon bear, Himalayan bear, and Asiatic Black bear. The most common name they go by is Asiatic Black bear.

Most of the time these bears are calm and gentle, but they are known to be fierce as well. There are reports that this bear has killed cattle, sheep, and on occasion man. The bear probably didn't attack the man on purpose because they are afraid of man. It was most probably a provoked attack.

When winter comes to Asia, the Moon bear finds a den and falls asleep. This bear doesn't really hibernate though because it doesn't sleep very long. It is special because before it goes to sleep, it makes its own bed to sleep on out of twigs and grass.

This bear mostly eats meat and vegetation. During its life time it may have 15 cubs. It is also very fond of honey. When it finds honey in the wild, it will stop at nothing to get the honey from the bees. This bear has a population of about 25,000 in Asia. The future of this bear looks great.

Resources: Ecyclopedia B.

 

By: Leslie Hunter Jr.

The Brown Bear

- Gabriel Duny

Higuma

- Barbara Andrew

Polar Bear

- Tina Papp

Black Bears

- Henry S. Hunter

Asiatic Black Bear (Selenarctos thibetanus)

- Leslie Hunter Jr.

Sloth Bear

- LaVerne J. Manumik

Spectacled Bears Tremarctos ornatus

- Flora M. Evan

Panda Bear

- Palassa Sergie

Sun Bear

- Marlene Papp

Grizzly Bear

- Billy Waska

The Body of a Grizzly Bear

- Tina Papp

Hibernation and Denning of Grizzly Bears

- Flora Evan

 

Bear Fire
Stories and Poems
about Bears

by Marshall High School
Language Arts Classes
Spring, 1992

 

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Information about Bears

Creative Stories from the Imagination

True Stories from Experience

Poems

 

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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