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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Yéll and His Wife

 

Yéll lived with his wife on the other side of Lituya Bay in a rock house. They journeyed from Lituya Bay to Dry Bay hunting and fishing. As they travelled up the coast, they passed Icy Bay and Cape Yakutaga. Then they camped.

Early the next morning, Yéll sighted two whales and prepared to go after them. He began to load their canoe, urging his wife to hurry. His wife began to load the canoe with her things. Yéll became angry because she put too much stuff in the canoe.

After they got out to the ocean, he said that the canoe was overloaded. So he grabbed her sewing basket and threw it into the ocean where it turned into a rock and is still there today.

Yéll sighted two whales, one small one, and one large one. He said to his wife, "Cover your face and close your eyes. You must not see me spear the whale."

Yé11 had everything he needed in the canoe: the spear, the line and the buoy. He followed the two whales, paddling the canoe. When he came close enough he grabbed his spear and got ready to throw it. At that moment, his wife uncovered her face and opened her eyes. Then they and their boat and the whale all turned to rocks.

So today you see the two islands in front of Katalla. That island we call "Yaay X'aat'ee" (Whale Island) is where the small whale is now. There is also a small island on the side of Yaay X'aat'ee, and to the south of that island you can see Yéll's spear and his buoy. All of them turned into rocks because Yéll's wife forgot what she was told.

 

Elaine Abraham
Yéll and His Wife

Raven in Southeast Mythology

Raven Finds Water

- Robert and Nora Cogo

Raven Steals The Sun, Stars And Moon

The Creation Legend

The Great Flood

- Robert and Nora Cogo

Yéll and His Wife

- Elaine Abraham

The Birth of Raven

- Elaine Abraham

Raven and the Birds

- Elaine Abraham

Raven and the King Salmon

Profiles
of
Raven's
Family
Raven's
Yupik
Stories
Student Encounters
Raven's
Yupik
Stories
Original Student Folktales
Raven's
Yupik
Stories
from our community
Other
Raven
Yupik
And
Inupiat
Tales
Raven's
Athabaskan
Tales
Raven's
Stories
from
S.E. Alaska
More
About
Raven

 

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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