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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.





My Life Story
 Hello! My name is Silver and I'm a watchdog. I am a six dog years old and I was born in the summertime. I live in the Boliver's yard. I have a lot of playmates. Their names are: Pepper, Candy, Lady, Dixie, Lulu, Rockcie, Barker and Blue.

My favorite foods are anything except cabbage, potatoes, celery, and

lettuce. I really like moose, fish and birds. I eat every day and sometimes my food is nice and warm on cold winter days.

All day long I watch out for strangers and people I don't like. I also watch for other dogs I don't like and don't know that come around the house and the yard.

I sleep in my big empty dog house all by myself. Sometimes my littler playmates sleep with me. But now they are all tied up, so sometimes I get really lonesome and cold on windy nights. Even so, I'm a tough dog and I can make it.

On some days when my owner's teacher and his dog take a walk up to the tundra, I go crazy and start jumping around and bark at them really hard. I always wish that I could get loose and run with them.

A lot of little kids try to come and pet me, but I get mad and start barking at them and they get scared and run away from me.

The reason I got so mean was because my oldest owner used to play with me really rough when I was just a little puppy. Plus my mom was a watchdog so I am just like she was except that she was always loose. She taught me a lot of things about how to be a good watchdog.

Now I really like being a watchdog because my owner praises me when I bark at the people who come around, but sometimes I get scolded because I sometimes bark at the wrong people.

I get really happy when my owner comes home, or when she gives me lots of food, and when she cleans my house if it is full of ice and snow in the winter. I really like her because she takes good care of me.

I love to get loose and run around because most of the time I am tied up so that I won't run away. But I do sometimes escape and run around.

Some people think that I'm part wolf but I'm not. I'm part German

Shepherd and part one of those teachers big dogs.

Well that's my life story. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

 My Life Story
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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