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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.





Dear TatDear TatDear Tat

Dear Tat,

I'm always hiding my inner self. I don't really know if people would like the way I act if I let my inner self loose. I need some advice. I'm tired of pretending!


Dear Hidden,

First of all, I need to know more details. What is your inner self like and your outer self like? Which do you prefer? Please write back for next month's paper.


Dear Tat,

I have a limited amount of money to spend on gifts this Christmas. What should I do? Where in town do you advise me to shop at?


Dear Limited,

Shop where there are sales such as the Co-op, or at rummage sales where you get the best deal of all.


Dear Tat,

I have no one to celebrate the holidays with. My friends have their own families to be with and I don't think they would want me around. And I'm so far away from my family. What should I do?


Dear Lonely,

Talk to your friends about it. I'm sure one of them will have a heart and take pity on you.


Dear Tat,

Last Christmas I got socks for my Christmas present from my grandparents, and also from my aunties and my cousins. And from my friends too. Why socks? Don't they get the hint that we like stylish things?! I don't mean to be rude, but socks are lame. Should I tell them how I feel or just keep hiding the socks I get under my bed?

Socks Sick

Dear Socks Sick,

Maybe they thought you really needed more socks, so they got you socks for your Christmas present. They're probably still back in the 80's, so you should just use the socks you got for Christmas and make them feel happy you're using the stuff they got for you.


Dear Tat,

Around the holidays when people start buying gifts, I don't sell as much as my competition does. Is it my prices, or is it me?


Dear Manager,

It is probably your prices. I think you should lower them so more people could buy things from your store. Or you could order better looking stuff. Then maybe more customers will be attracted by the stuff you have. I suggest you order
black bull leaves. Lots of people chew black bull, and if you do you'll probably
sell out.


Dear Tat,
My gram has this puppy whose name is "Sister," and it is always scratching. Even though we give it baths, it still scratches. Do you think I should put
it out of its misery?


Dear Concerned,

Don't go too close to it. It might have fleas or lice or pupiks. Throw it out in the cold and let the fleas and lice die. Then bring it back in and let it soak in a tub of warm water. If that doesn't solve your problem, write back to me.


Dear Tat




Max's Christmas Message
Max Lunt


Editorial Page
A Serious Look at Dogs
Charlotte Alstrom

School Happenings


Feature News


Elder's Page

Nick's Trip on the Untamed River

Nick Andrew/Chris Fitka


Dear Tat


Mystery People


What If?


Your Personal Horoscope


Merry Christmas Dedications


Mystery Photos


Message Page (in pdf)


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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