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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.






In a land far away there lived a student named Jack. Jack was the kind of man that loved to hunt. He loved to hunt so much that he was crazy to go hunting every day. Whenever he had a chance to go hunting he would be gone for about ten days. One day though Jack had to decide whether to go hunting or to go to school. After a lot of thought he decided he was going to go hunting. He didn't care if he got bad grades in school.

When the big day finally came when he was going to skip school and go hunting he got all his gear together and headed for the high hills of Mt. Peter. Those hills had more bears in them than anywhere else in the world. His plan was to stalk and kill the biggest bear in the world. While he was walking the trail to Mt. Peter he thought of all the places he could go to look for the biggest bear. When he came to a place where he thought a bear would come out, he camped there until he saw the first bear of his journey. The bear was about six feet high and about ten feet in length. That bear was not to Jack's liking, so he told him to go along and find some other place to roust around. But immediately the bear went into a fit and chased Jack away from his camp. When the bear finally stopped chasing him they were about five miles from camp. Jack was so tired from running that when he stopped he collapsed to the ground. While he was on the ground, at first he didn't see a second bear walking towards him. When Jack finally saw him, his eyes almost popped out of his head. This bear was eight feet tall and twelve feet long. It was the biggest bear he had ever seen!!

The only problem that Jack had now was that he didn't have a gun. The bear then grabbed Jack and picked him up and threw him to the ground. When Jack got up the bear slapped him in the face leaving four long claw marks that bled so bad Jack's face looked like one big pool of blood.

Everything looked red through Jack's eyes. When the bear charged again Jack was ready for him. He got out his knife and pointed it towards the huge bear. As the bear lunged, Jack stabbed him over and over again. Finally the bear ran away bleeding half to death. After the bear was gone, Jack looked at himself in the reflection of a pond. Did he look bad! His face was all cut up and his chest was scratched so bad that he hurt all over when he breathed. The only thing to do now was to head back to town and try to get to the hospital before he bled to death. So he walked and walked. But he was just too tired of walking and he finally fell to the ground. He was so exhausted he only wanted to die. He got his wish, because after lieing on the ground for about three hours he lost so much blood he finally died.



By: Leslie Hunter Jr.


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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