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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 Bear That Was Swimming Across


One day there was a man named Steven, his wife, Marie, and their two children, Bobby and Bertha, who were going for a camping trip. After they got ready to go, they started up the river to where their cabin was. It took them an hour and a half to reach their cabin. When they got there they unloaded their boat and put all their food, clothing, bedding and other stuff in their cabin.

Later in the evening, Steven and Bobby went out fishing so Marie could cut fish. Marie and Bertha were left alone. Two hours passed and Steven and Bobby never came back. Marie started to cook so Steven and Bobby could eat some hot food when they came home. When the cooking was half done Bertha looked out on the river and saw two animals swimming towards them. Bertha called her mom and told her to come. So Marie came running up to her, and out on the river she spotted two Brown bears! By then the bears were only 50 feet away from them. Bertha remembered her father's 12 gauge shotgun by their door in the

cabin. Since Steven had taught Marie how to shoot his 12 gauge, Bertha went and got it. Marie then loaded the gun, putting two 12 gauge shells

in it. Then she shot the gun towards the river and nearly hit one of the bears. Then it turned around and went back to the other side of the river. But the other bear kept on coming! Marie shot at it but she missed it by 20 feet. So she had to load the gun again. By the time she was done reloading the gun though the bear was 25 feet away. When she shot the first shell she nearly hit it, but the bear was still coming!

Steven and Bobby were on their way up when they heard shooting. Steven made the boat go faster. When they finally got there the bear was only 10 feet away! So Steven took out his gun and shot the bear in the right arm. The bear stopped moving and Steven shot another shell, but this time he hit the bear in the head and the bear died. Then he and Bobby went back to get it. After they brought the bear to the landing they skinned it out and hung it up. Marie and Bertha were both very

happy Steve and Bobby had come just in the nick of time!

Teresa George

 The Bear That Was Swimming Across

Bear Fire

Creative Stories
from the

From Galena to Barrow

- Flora May Evan

The Three Amigos

- Henry S. Manumik

The Great Legend of Shawn Johnson

- Tina Papp

Bear Struck

- Leslie Hunter Jr.

The Bear

- Palassa Sergie

The Magic Bear

- Marlene Papp

Austin and his friend the Bear Cub

- LaVerne Manumik


- Billy Waska

The Bear Who Never Learned His Lesson

- Carmen Pitka

The Bear

- Olga Moxie

The Bear

- Theresa George

Grizzly Bear

- Katherine Duny

The Bear Attack

- Fred Alstrom

An Adventurous Day

- Gerilyn Fitka

A lot of Bears

- Victor Shorty


- Ben Peteroff

The Human Who Ran With Bears

- Yvonne Evan

The Grizzly

- Chris Fitka

The Bear That Was Swimming Across

- Teresa George


- Garrett Evan

The Big Bear

- John Tikiun



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



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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