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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.

 

 

 

 

AYUQ-ESKIMO TEA

(LEDUM DECUMBENS)

AYUQ GROWS ON THE TUNDRA. WHENEVER YOU WALK ON THE TUNDRA, YOU WILL ALWAYS SEE THEM. WHEN PEOPLE WANT TO HAVE A DELICIOUS TEA, THEY ADD AYUQ LEAVES TO THEIR TEA(WHEN THE TEA IS HOT). SOME PEOPLE TAKE AYUQ OFTEN WITH TEA.(IF NOT COVERED WITH SNOW)

IF YOU START TO SPIT BLOOD YOU CAN USE AYUQ FOR MEDICINE TOO. WHEN YOU USE AYUQ FOR MEDICINE, YOU BOIL A WHOLE BUNCH OF AYUQ WITH ITS STEMS. AFTER BOILING FOR A LONG WHILE, YOU COOL IT DOWN TO ITS COOLEST POINT. THEN YOU TAKE A CUP AND DRINK IT. YOU CAN HAVE IT WITH TUNDRA MOSS TOO. YOU HAVE TO KEEP ON CHEWING MOSS WHILE DRINKING IT.

WHEN THE SEAL BLADDER FEAST DAY COMES, THEY TIE THE AYUQ REAL TIGHT IN A BUNCH AND HANG IT IN THE QAYGIQ. THEN THEY HANG THE SEAL BLADDERS UP ALONG WITH A BUNDLE OF KAYAK PADDLES, HARPOONS, AND GAFF TIED TOGETHER. AS THE SHAMAN IS GOING THROUGH THE QAYGIQ ENTRANCE WITH A BOWL FULL OF FOOD, HE TAKES THE AYUQ BUNDLE AND HE BURNS IT FROM THE OIL LAMP. IF THE AYUQ IS DRY IT BURNS EASILY. HE SPREADS THE SMOKE OVER THE BOWL HE BROUGHT IN, THEN HE EXTINGUISHES THE FIRE IN THE AYUQ AND BEGINS TO DANCE BACK AND FORTH. THEN HE PRETENDS TO GIVE THE BOWL OF FOOD TO THE SEAL BLADDER. THEN HE SHAKES HIMSELF. WHEN HE FINISHES WITH THE SEAL BLADDER HE HANGS THE AYUQ IN HIS KAYAK. IN THIS WAY HE WILL HAVE THE AYUQ WITH HIM WHEREVER HE GOES. BUT BEFORE HE GOES HUNTING HE WILL BURN THE AYUQ AND SPREAD THE SMOKE OVER ALL HIS HUNTING GEAR. THAT’S HOW THE AYUQ IS USED.

AYUQKURT BELL

INTERVIEW BY

Victor Night

Christine Olson

AYUQ-ESKIMO TEA

ITGARALGET - SEA PURSLANE
CERURPARUAQ-SPREADING WOOD FERN
NASQUPAGUA-ARROWLEAF SWEET COLTSFOOT
UGNARAT NEQAIT-MOUSE FOOD

UTNGUNGSAAT

MARALLAT-YUPIK POTATOES

IITAT

CURAT-BLUEBERRIES
KAVLAGUYAT-BLACK BEARBERRY
"KAPUKARAT"-PALLAS BUTTERCUP
CENGQULKEGCITAT-BUNCHBEBRY
AQEVYIIQ--SALMONBERRY
TUMAGLIT -CRANBERRY
CAIGGLUQ- ARCTIC WORMWOOD
TAYARUT - MARE'S TAIL
PALUQUTAT-DEER MUSHROOM
IKITUQ/TARNAQ-WILD CELERY
PUYRNIT-NAGOONBERRY
AATUNAQ-ARCTIC DOCK
KAVLAKUAQ - Blackberry (Crowberry)

 

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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