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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.





How Dogs Started to Bark...
I lived in a little village called Tuckohuck and I have a family of four. Almost everyone has a dog team because it was the only way of transportation. My dad had a dog team, but I had my own dog. His name was Peewee. I really enjoyed talking to my dog everyday because it always talked back to me. I mean really talked. Sometimes he would complain of the cold weather and the food he gets. Whenever I went out to feed Peewee, he would say, "Gee I'm cold," or "Gross food!"

One time my dad tied him to a dog sled along with seven other dogs. Their names were Snappy, Pepsi, 7-up, Pepper, Esther, Pubbo and Diamond. I went with my dad to take a ride in the slough. All the dogs were saying "Geez, I don't want to run." My dad got mad and said to the dogs, "Be quiet or I ain't going to feed any of you!" I felt sorry for Peewee when he turned around and gave me a sad look, so I whispered to him, "Run fast and I'll give you more food later on." He nodded his head and was ready to run. As we were getting farther and farther away from Tuckchuck, the dogs started to complain and said that they were getting tired of running, so my dad turned around and headed back to town. When we reached Tuckchuck, the dogs were very tired. Later on, my dad and I fed the dogs, while I gave Peewee more than the rest of the dogs. After we fed the dogs, they all said, "Thank you." But we heard some of the dogs mumble, "Gross food" even though they ate it anyway because there was nothing else to eat.

Every night, before I went to bed, I would hear the dogs talking and laughing just like us people. Sometimes they'd keep me up a long time, but I was already used to it by then. But there was a shaman living up in the mountain who didn't like how the dogs always talked and made noises at night. He would yell for all the dogs to be quiet because he was trying to sleep. But they wouldn't be quiet, so one night, he woke up and put a spell on all the dogs in the world.

The next day when my dad and I were going to take a ride with the dogs we noticed that they were being very quiet. My dad tried to call all the names of the dogs but none of them responded; they just said, "woof woof." We didn't know what was wrong with them, so we went to the chief and asked him what was wrong with the dogs. He told us that the shaman got fed up with them talking every night, so he put a spell on the dogs so they wouldn't talk. Now they could only howl and growl and, of course, go "woof ,woof!"


How Dogs Started to Bark... By: Darcy Kameroff

How Dog Got His Big Ears A Dog I Am A Day In The Life Of A Dog My Life Story
A HUSKY I am Too Old to Play A Dog for a Day Dream Dog
A Day For Little Legs Ever Since I was Born...


The Day My Life Ended as a Fox If I Were A Fox A Fox I Am PARANOID
Sense of Where You Are Through the Eyes of a Fox A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOX In The Life of A Fox

THROUGH THE EYES OF A TURKEY Sue the Turkey Till Death Becomes Thee Through the Eyes of a Wild Turkey
Eye of a Turkey A Turkey's Life My Crazy Life as a Turkey Through the Eyes of A Turkey

TIME FOR A CHANGE OUR LOST LAND A Killer Bee is Who I Am Killer Bees Attack Humans
A Bee I Am Channel Bee News KILLER BEES OF AMERICA Attack Of The Killer Bee's


OUR SCARY EXPERIENCE The Witch... One Cold Dark Night Freaking Out
One Scary Night… A Crazy Fishing Trip With Norma The Night Of Halloween House of Halloween



How the Chicken Got Its Name How The Ptarmigan Changed The Seasons How Moose Got Its Antlers How Dogs Started to Bark...
How the Fox Got His Red Coat How Raven Got Its Black Feathers How The Bear Lost His Tail Kidnapped Daughter
Of Wolf and Man Why Wolves Are So Big The Monkey Man Ircaqurluk: The Yupik Teacher
The Old Woman Statue How the Red Fox got its Colors The First Bear The Last of the Thunderbirds
The Bear Skin How The Raven Got Black Wolf Spots The Bear and the Two Weasles



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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