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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.







Once upon a time there was a place called the Great Rock. The Great Rock was located on a planet known as Fantasia and was in danger. A force called the Terrible Nothing was making the land disappear. So one day the ruler of the planet, Princess Blue, told her servant Elm yra to look for a good brave warrior. So her servant went to get Autumn. Autumn was a 14 year old boy with brown hair and blue eyes. He had no parents. His parents had died when their house burned many years before.

When Autumn and Elmyra went to Princess Blue she told Autumn he had to look for the Great Ewok whose name was Era and who was the oldest Ewok woman.Princess Blue also told Autumn he would have to go over 4 big mountains.

Be fore Autumn started his journey he had to leave all his weapons behind. On his way he met a boy who was 15 years old. His name was Andree. They sat and drank fresh cold stream water. After they drank they started off again together.

On the side of the first mountain they ran into a great grizzly bear. Autumn punched the bear and threw him down the side of the mountian.

They passed one mountain. They had no problem on the second mountain. Even the third mountain. But on the fourth mountain they had a lot of difficulties. They had to pass a great big turtle. They hit the turtle with big rocks from a cliff and killed it. They also had to pass a quick giant mouse which Autumn and Andre killed by letting it run into a deep pit. After that they had to run away from a small porcupine. Finally, they made it to the Great Ewok, Eria. Eria told them they had to stop the Nothing by spreading ashes from a fire around half of the planet.

So they started walking back to the Great Rock again.

When they were two mountains away they could see that the Nothing was coming towards them. It got really really windy, so windy they couldn't walk very well. The trees and rocks and dirt started to blow away toward the Nothing.

Then suddenly a big white thing came and picked them had wings and could fly. It also had a doghead, blue eyes, long tail, and a long body with small legs like a dragon. His name was Mayan.

White Mayan brought them 600 miles away from the Great Rock. The Nothing was way behind them and couldn't catch up.

When they stopped they made a really big fire and gathered up the soot from it. Then Mayan took them and made a line of thin soot around half of the planet. It took them ten days, but it would have taken them longer if Mayan didn't fly as fast as he did.

Then Autumn and Andre went back to the Great Rock. And the Nothing could not get them anymore because the Nothing could not get past the ashes

After that they lived a grand life, Autumn became a prince and Andre became a warrior.








Ben Peteroff

Victor Shorty

Carmen Pitka
Camping Trip

Olga Moxie

John Tikiun

Theresa George
The Bear

Chris Fitka
Dominique Wilkins

Fred Alstrom
The Mischief Kids

Yvonne Evan
The Great Rock

Garrett Evan

Gerilyn Fitka
The Magical Head Dress

Kathy Duny
Swans from Australia


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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