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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.





Ever Since I Was Born…Ever Since I Was Born…Ever Since I Was Born…
I remember the day when I was born. I couldn't see anything because my eyes were stuck. It was weird not seeing, but one day I woke up and I could see!! I was so happy, I ran out of my mom's house and wagged my tail, barking as hard as I could. I lived with my mom for 3 weeks, and one day a big thing came and took me. Later on I found out that this "big thing" was a person. Gee, my mom never even told me about people. Anyways, this person, called Clem, brought me into his house and fed me some imitation milk. Boy, did I miss drinking from my mom! I lived with Clem and his family for one month until one day they kicked me out for peeing all over. I thought we could pee all over because when I was little my mom didn't scold me for peeing. I guess that's why they called me PeeWee.

I lived outside in the porch and everyday I'd run around. I'd run across a lot of people and sometimes they'd kick me or hit me with something. I hated it and I'd run away from them. Other times I'd run into other dogs like me. Some would be friendly like my best friend, Pepsi. But some dogs were mean and they didn't like me. Sometimes my owner would feed me but most times I rummaged around town for my own food. And I was always full.

One day, after running around for a month, my owner tied me up. I hated being tied up but after 3 months now, I'm pretty used to it. The thing that I really hate about it is that I only get fed once a day. Each day Pepsi wakes me up. He lives right next door and he's an early bird. We tell each other stories until the other dogs wake up. Then we all tell stories. About 12 dogs live in my neighborhood.

Around 3:00 or 4:00 P.M., Clem comes and ties us to a sled. We have to pull him for about 45 minutes every day. I look forward to it because after we run he feeds us. We usually eat fish soup or frozen fish. Sometimes he gives us really good food. It's called Purina Dog Chow. That's my favorite kind of food. After I eat, I usually lay around and talk with Pepsi. I usually go to bed around 9:00 or 10:00. Then I wake up and do the same thing all over again.

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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