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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.





Crash on a Snow Machine

Over the Christmas vacation I got used to staying up late, and I started doing it almost every day. I started to stay up so late that I ended up waking up in the evenings and then staying up late again the next day. A couple of times I ended up staying up all night and sleeping late in the day. I thought it would be better to be up at night than during the daytime because there would never be anything to do and it would be so boring. At night, my friends and I would mostly stay in my house, and it would get to be more fun later in the morning. But we had to be as quiet as we could because after awhile my parents got tired of it. Finally, we had to quit, but we started up again. My parents got so tired of seeing my friends during the day that they wouldn't allow them to come into the house. Sometimes they would come in anyway, but my mom wouldn't want to see them. We'd mostly listen to music and talk in my room, watch movies, or find something mischief to do. Sometimes I'd go out at night and hang around by the P.O. or at another friend's house, but it got boring so I started staying in.

New Year's was okay, but it wasn't as much fun as last year. They had a square dance and a teen dance, but there were hardly any people from out of town here. I was hoping that something odd would happen on New Year's Eve because I bet someone it would. But nothing happened and I lost the bet. If it wasn't for my friends, it wouldn't have felt like New Year's at all. One of them got so excited at the teen dance that it made it more exciting for me. Even though there hardly any people there, the dance was fun. I sat around with my friends and watched the people dance and do other things. When it was over we had a little celebration and watched movies.

Slaviq was okay. I only went to a couple of houses, though.

When school started to get closer I got sick. It was a bad time to get sick because I wanted to have fun while I could. I wasn't looking forward to waking up early and going back to school.

I almost went to Pilot Station with a friend, but his snow machine broke down, and I had to stay here in Marshall. I took some snow machine rides, but not long ones because our snow machine wasn't working then. Once we crashed into the trees and tipped over, but no one was hurt. I'm just glad I wasn't driving!

Jolene Soolook
Crash on a Snow Machine

Six Hours to Mtn Village!

- Nastasia Sergie

Jumping Snow Banks

- Rose Lynn Fitka

Following the Star

- Maurice Turet

Crash on a Snow Machine

- Jolene Soolook

Finally on the 14th!

- Kimberly Fitka

Eight Seconds of Fun

- Mildred Fitka


Student Stories


Stories from Parents,
and Community

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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