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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.





Eight Seconds of Fun

During Christmas vacation I played a few pranks on people, some of which I'm glad of because it was a lot of fun, and some of which I regret doing because they hurt the people.

Other than that, I did some babysitting for Clifford and Annie and a couple of other people. Some days when I went to Cliffords I played Monopoly with Mikey. Sometimes Mikey and I just talked, which was a lot of fun for me because there was nothing to do around town.

During the middle part of the vacation it was starting to be a lot more fun because Slavic was about to begin and there is always something to do during Slavic. When Slavic started we followed the star and stayed up as late as we could. When the star was at a house where they were going to feed for a long time we would get a little shut eye until the star was ready to move to the next house.

Slavic was okay this year, but next year I want to experience Slavic in Russian Mission because I haven't gone to any other village for Slavic yet, and I think it would be interesting.

After Slavic was done I continued to read the books which were assigned to me during the vacation.They were very interesting to read.

The day before school started, it was snowing very hard, and it was nice and warm outside. I was at my gram's when Rose, Gerilyn, and most of Lena's kids were taking a ride on a huge sled tied to the back of Lena's snow machine. When I first saw the sled I thought it looked ridiculous, but when I saw Rose she brought a smile to my face. She had on Gerilyn's goggles and a cool face expression. I said, "Oh, what the heck, I might as well join them. You can never have too much fun here in little old Marshall." So, we took off and rode around on the tundra. Suddenly Gerilyn started driving really fast. Rose was getting scared and tried to climb into the basket of the sled, but her foot got caught on the side of the rail and she ended up riding on the back handle of the sled like Luke Perry riding a bull in the movie Eight Seconds. Boy, she was rocking! I was still laughing at her after she finally got Gerilyn to stop the snow machine. That was the highlight of my vacation.

Mildred Fitka

Eight Seconds of Fun

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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