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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.





Fran's Last Fishing Trip


"On August 21st I went on the last fishing trip with my fishing permit. Next year and the years after the permit goes to Garrett, if he graduates from high school.

Well, we almost overslept because I forgot to set the clock but my nephew Morris came to the rescue. He woke us up at 3:35 A.M. and we left at 9:00 A.M.

We fished for Chum and Coho salmon for four hours and averaged 30 minutes a drift. Our first drift was our best drift, and we caught about 3/4 of a tote. Then the run died down as it always does every opening because of all the fishermen on the Yukon. For the four hours that we fished we only caught about two totes of fish, one tote of Chum and 3/4 tote of Coho. Right after our last drift Ben Peteroff and David Evan stopped by us and we told Ben we would take him and his fish down to the fish processor. Then we left to deliver the fish to Boreal Fish Processors which is located about 1/2 a mile below Pitkas Point. On our way down we stopped by Alex Evan's boat and asked him what he was going to do. Then we stopped by Charlie Evan's boat and asked him what he was going to do. Charlie said he was going to go home because he didn't have enough fish. He also had motor problems, so he gave us some fish and some to Alex.

While going down to Boreal the river got rough below St. Mary's, and we had to go through some choppy water. At Boreal we waited about an hour to unload our fish because we didn't have a long line. After we sold our fish we went to St. Mary's to buy some things at the stores there. First we went to Yukon Traders to pick up the mop I forgot earlier this summer. The store clerk taped the mop to my hand as a joke. After that we went to the other store where I picked up some other things. Then we left for home where we arrived around midnight.

That was my last commercial fishing trip.

By: Fran Evan

Interviewed by: Garrett Evan

Fran's Last Fishing Trip


Fran's Last Fishing Trip

- Fran Evan/Garrett Evan

My Dad's Fun Spring Camping

- Moses Shorty/Matthew Shorty

Jacob's Busy Summer

- Jacob Isaac/Olga Moxie

Kathy's Spring Camp

- Kathy Peteroff/Ben Peteroff

Uncle Al's Summer Vacation

- Alvin Owletuck Jr./Olga Moxie

Nancy's Fun Summer!

- Carmen Pitka/Nancy Fitka

Ray's Plans for the New Dump

- Ray Alstrom/Fred Alstrom

Juliana's Day of Animals And Berries

- Juliana Fitka/Gerilyn Fitka

The Big Brown Bear

- Natalia George/Theresa George

Marcia's Summer Vacation

- Marcia George/Mary Jane Shorty

A Very Wet Boat Motor

- Jason Isaac/Theresa George


Student Stories

Other Student Stories

Stories of Summers Past


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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