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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.





Richard's South Dakota Vacation


Our summer vacation started off rather hectic. Rather than driving the Alcan Highway back to South Dakota we flew the whole way. The day following our arrival back in South Dakota we headed for a wedding at Sanborn, Iowa. The following morning we proceeded north to Wheaton, Minnesota, where the son of friends was graduating from high school. We had a great time visiting with long time friends there.

Two days after returning from Minnesota, we climbed into our old chevy van we call our hippy wagon, and, along with our 25 year old son, Marc, headed for Washington, D. c. Marc's former high school classmate and long-time friend was getting married there.

We had a great time at the wedding and party that followed. However, people are somewhat different out East. The first thing I noticed was that people didn't smile very much, probably because life is more stressful there because of the high concentration of people and traffic. We were glad to finally get back to our own home in South Dakota because there was a good deal of yard work and mowing to be done. This kept me busy for the rest of the summer. Janice and I did some landscaping and built a rock garden where she planted a variety of decorative plants. I also went fishing several times on the Missouri River with my neighbor who owns a nice fishing boat and invited me to go with him.

Before leaving South Dakota we went to another wedding in the western part of the state. The bride was brought to the ceremony in a horse-drawn buggy, and the wedding party was dressed in western style hats and clothing. Guests were seated on wooden planks set on blocks of wood. The site of the wedding was just down the road from historical Fort Mead. It was like traveling back in time.

We soon found ourselves back in Marshall again where it was good to see everyone and receive such nice warm welcomes.


By: Richard Olson

Interviewed by: John Tikiun Jr.

Richard's South Dakota Vacation


- 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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