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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.





Sense of Where You Are
While running through a grove of trees, I wondered what I would run into. Suddenly from a distance l spotted another fox. He was looking down at Marshall, because that was his home until the humans chased him away. He asked me my name. I responded that I had none. He gently said, "Then may I have the chance of naming you?" I said, "I don't really mind, go ahead." The first thing that came out of his mouth was Snow. Then he said, "Your skin is so light, it matches the light color of the snow when the moon shines at night." So be it, I finally had a name, he called me Snow(Haa haa). When I had the chance, I asked him what his name was. He then smiled and responded, "My name is Tre', they call me Tre'!" Then he took off into the moonlight, and I never saw him again.

A week passed and I looked down at Marshall, wondering what life in the fast lane was like. Every night lights flashed from a distance. I mean, they really freaked me out. Like, what were they? I alsowondered if Tre' was down there? I was very curious. He was the last fox I really talked to. The others were stubborn, and they didn't have much interest in anything at all. And if I ever talked to any of them, they would ask if I'd seen any fast food. Anything from mice to rabbits were fast food, because they run away real fast. Now that's what I call fast food.

When I finally decided to go check out Marshall, it was a cold and windy night. I followed some others, and they went straight to the dump. I think it's called the dump because everyone dumps their trash there. The dump bored me so I went to explore the town. I went over to the buildings on the north side because they looked fairly new. Again there was no sign of Tre'. I went downtown and It looked like there were a lot of people living there. When I went further down I was on the frozen waters of the Yukon River. I looked up and there was Marshall, the lights all over the place, and a lot of things to look at. I finally found out what the lights were. They were street lights, snow machines, and all the lights in the houses. It all amazed me how these people were living because it was so alien to me. But they were not free like I was. I understand that they have laws they have to follow.

As the days went by, I was longing to go home, to be free wherever I may roam. The people here are not that nice. They throw things at me, even though I mean no harm to them. I guess they're just scared of me, of what they think I am, Rabid! So crazy, they may need some psychological or mental help, or someone to tell them the truth of what we really are.

Anyways, I am going home today, not only to be free, but to check it (home) out!!

Norma Evan

Sense of Where You Are  
Sense of Where You Are
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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