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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.





Frank's Summer in South America


"After school was out I went to Fairbanks with Jennifer and Steven to work on our house. After working on my house I took off with a friend for a three day walk on the back side of Denali Park. Then after working some more on the house, another friend and I left on a six week trip in South America. While down there we traveled through three countries, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. In Ecuador I visited a lot of my old friends in a city called Cuenca where I lived 20 years ago for four years. After that we went down through Peru and visited the Inca ruins at Cuzco and Machu Picchu. Then we headed to Bolivia by train where we stopped at my old Peace Corps village, Tiquina, located on Lake Titicaca. There I visited for three days with old friends whom I hadn't seen in 21 years. From Tiquina we traveled down to the Bolivian jungle for two weeks. There we took a 50 kilometer walk from one Indian village to another across the foothills of the Andean Mountains through some beautiful, original tropical forest. Some of the trees there were as thick as my classroom. The parrots, toucans, and trogons we saw had spectacularly colored feathers, and we saw three different species of monkeys. For about a week we worked with two different environmental groups that were trying to save what's left of the tropical forest. Then we rode for two days down a tributary of the upper Amazon River in a long 40 foot dugout canoe. After that we flew back up to La Paz for a few days before returning to Ecuador where we spent another week in the Ecuadorian jungle. Then we took the jet back to Alaska. After working hard at the house in Fairbanks with Jen and Steven we all came back out to Marshall."

By: Frank Keim

Interviewed by: Matthew Shorty

Frank's Summer in South America


- Leo Fitka/Kathy Duny 

Tom Becomes Sub Deacon

- Tom Andrew/Jack George 

Janice Olsen's Summer Weddings

- Janice Olsen/Mary Jane Shorty

Terri Manumik's Fish Camp Vacation

- Theresa Manumik/Tanya Peter 

Frank's Summer in South America

- Frank Keim/Matthew Shorty 

Jennifer's Fairbanks Summer

- Jennifer Keim/Kathy Duny

Richard's South Dakota Vacation

- Richard Olson/John Tikiun Jr.

Gail Fitka's Summer Happenings

- Gail Fitka/Charlotte Alstrom

Katemal Shorty's Summer

- Katemal Shorty/Garrett Evan

Summer Waitress Job

- Brandy Ostanik/Robert Pitka

Lost on the Way to St. Michael

- Annie Hunter/Jon Boots

Max Lunt's Hectic Summer

- Max Lunt/Fred Alstrom 

A Wedding in Bethel

- Olga Soolook/Cheryl Hunter

Busy Summer

- Donna Best/Michelle Polty

Student Tales


Tales from Parents and Community


Tales from Our Elders


Tales from Our School Staff

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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