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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.





Till Death Becomes Thee

My name is Terri, and I am a turkey. I live with my friends, Fred, Corey, Troy, June, Curtis, Tillie, and Earlene here in the barn. Oh, I forgot, we live in a small barn with a big hole in the ceiling, so when it rains everyone bunches up in the corner. I think that is "sorta" funny.

Today June got burned and all her feathers were complety burned off. She was real stinky, an everyone freaked out. Then she got stubborn. Fred jumped the fence; he got lost in the back yard. All of sudden we heard a deep turkey cry. It was Fred; the family dog, Ungabunga, was chasing him around and trying to eat him. He came back with a bald spot on his back.

A days go by, I think what will become of us. I wonder what evey happened to Alex and Shirley last year? Maybe they became a Thanksgiving dinner. I hope we don't become a Thanksgiving dinner on a big plate. That would be so rude.

One rainy day in November, our rightful owner took us all into the shed with a couple of other men. They actually chopped off our heads with a big knife that looked like it was 40 feet long. I felt so brainless, I couldn't think of anything for awhile.

Anyways they brought us to a poultry shop and sold us for 10 dollars each. Then we were cut up and some of our parts were made into dog food. Well, anyways, I am so glad that all of us are together.

We were thenstored in a very dark and cold place. It's almost like how the Alaskans would feel in Alaska. We were in a freezer. Suddenly a ray of light beamed through the door and the hand of an old woman looked at us and took Earlene and June. I wanted to go out too because I was freezing my butt off.

Finally, it was Thanksgiving day, and they gave us away to the homeless shelter. We were put in a thing that looked like a gas chamber like the one on T.V. But first they stuffed us with all kinds of things, I felt so uncomfortable. And it was so hot, like the Arizona Desert that I saw on T.V. I was so hot that I blacked out.

I woke up on a very big table. They got my leg, and that old guy with no teeth is eating my leg! That woman took my neck and my back. Oh my god, not the wishbone! I' will die if someone gets it. But they fought over my wishbone and broke it. Then something like a vacuum sucked my soul up into the sky. I think l am in heaven…



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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