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The Great Hunter
By Emily Werner
Genre: Visual Arts Level: Elementary 4-6
Category: Student Examples

Emily Werner's maskOnce there was a hunter named Aiuk. Aiuk was practicing his hunting skills when a message came from his village leader. His village had run out of food. It is said that every hunter in the village must be put to a test. The test was to hit every target in the middle. His targets were made from driftwood and carved into caribou, moose, walrus, seal, whale, black bear, brown bear and polar bears.

Aiuk was only 20 years old and he won the test. Aiuk packed up his stuff, said good-bye to his village and was on his way. In two hours Aiuk found a pack of three seals. Aiuk threw a spear to the middle of the iceberg the pack was on. Aiuk pulled the rope that he had attached to the spear and pulled the iceberg ashore. Aiuk took out his hunting knife and killed all three seals. Aiuk skinned the seals, put the seal meat in his hunting bag and went on for three more hours.

But a polar bear smelled the seal meat nearby and started walking toward the scent. When the polar bear attacked Aiuk killed that as well. Aiuk decided that he had enough food for now. When Aiuk returned home everyone was as happy as could be. From that day forward Aiuk's village never ran out of food again.

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About the Author: Emily Werner attends Willard Bowman Optional Elementary in Anchorage, AK.

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