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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 Gummie


Dear Gummie,

Hey yo! I've got a problem with walking to school. There is lots of mud and my pretty shoes are getting dirty. What do you think?


Dear Muddy,

If you don't want to get your pretty shoes muddy, then you have three choices. One, you could use rubbers to school and put your shoes on in the school. Two, you could tie a plastic bag around your shoes. Or three, you could use your ugly shoes.


Dear Gummie,

I have this problem with waking up in the morning. I don't like going to bed early. What could I do?


Dear Sleepy,

If you stay awake all through all your classes and go to bed at 10 p.m., then you will go to sleep as soon as you hit the sack. If this does not work, you should come to me, and I'll give you something that might help.


Dear Gummie,

I have a problem with this teacher getting on my case for little reasons, then when somebody does something even worse, he doesn't do anything to them. What do you suggest?


Dear Madd,

I think maybe the teacher does not like you, and tends to react more harshly to things that you do because he wants you to get into trouble. I suggest that you act civilized and try to talk it over with him.


Dear Gummie,

I lost my marbles somewhere between Marshall and halfway cabin. I looked and looked but they're nowhere to be found. What can I do?


Dear Insane,

I heard that there are marbles at the Co-op store. Maybe you could get new marbles from there!


Dear Gummie,

I have this classmate who likes to go home every day. Why does that person like to go home? Maybe, that person is hungry or something? Help me find out.


Dear Concerned,

I'm afraid I can't help you with this problem. This problem is something very serious and far beyond the powers of Gummie. You are going to have to solve this one by yourself.


Dear Gummie,

I have a friend who is really crazy. I try to help him and share things with him to make him "better" but it doesn't do any good! What can I do?

Happy Helper

Dear Happy Helper,

I think that your crazy friend knows that you are sharing things with him because you think he is crazy and want to help. He probably thinks that if he acts more crazy you will give him more things. I think that you have to tell him that if he does not act crazy, you will still share things with him.


Dear Gummie

Editorial Page

Education is Very Important!

- Charlotte Alstrom


School News



Community News

Roman Catholic Church

- Tassie Fitka

Russian Orthodox Church

- Tassie Fitka


Dear Gummie


Look To The Stars
Your Personal Horoscope





Fair Weather Camping
By: Agnes Owletuck


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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