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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.





The Witch...
In a dark. scary castle there lived a witch who loved children because she'd cut them up and give the meat to her hungry goblins and monsters. One time she decided to wait until the right moment came during Halloween night. Whenever a lot of children passed her squeaky gate, they were told to run past it really fast because they knew a witch with long nails lived in the scary castle. This Halloween though two teenagers named Darcello and Palassa who had never heard of the witch decided to check it out. When they knocked on the door to check who would answer, they thought they heard someone say come in. So they went in and asked if anybody was home. When there was no answer,they went upstairs where they saw a long hall with many doors. Palassa thought she saw her friend Olga and went over to check. But there was nobody there. Then Darcello freaked out when she saw something coming up the stairs.

Suddenly the witch popped out right in front of Darcello's face and Darcello ran with all her might back to Palassa and told her what she saw. Palassa got really scared and yelled, "What the devil's going on here? Let's get out of here before something creepy happens. "But when they were going down stairs they saw the witch and a couple of draculas coming up the stairs. So they ran into one of the rooms to hide from them. There they saw a deformed person with leeches all over his body.They both screamed and ran out the door and bumped into the witch. The witch grabbed Palassa, but she pulled the witch's hair. Her hair came off her head and worms started crawling around in it. Then Palassa screamed for Darcello to help her, and the witch let her go. When she ordered the draculas to get them, the draculas charged after them. But the girls grabbed two sharp sticks and stabbed them in their hearts. Then the two girls ran down stairs and right into the witch again. Palassa got so scared she peed in her pants and started to cry. When Darcello told Palassa to quit crying the witch grabbed Darcello. Darcello screamed then escaped to a room where she found Palassa being chased by the draculas. Darcello grabbed the draculas and bumped their heads together. Then maggots squirted out of their brains onto Darcello's shirt. Finally the girls found an open window and jumped out on top of the roof and climbed down the latter. The witch was waiting for them but then it started to rain and the witch turned into leeches and melted into a slimy, sticky goo. The girls were saved by the rain! Then they ran for home. They had learned their lesson not to go into strange dark, scary looking houses on Halloween night.

By: Carmen Fitka

 The Witch...
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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