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The Starving People of Point Hope
By Marielle Volper
Genre: Visual Arts Level: Elementary K-3
Category: Student Examples

Marielle Volper's maskA long, long time ago near Point Hope there was a village. The people of the village did not have much food because the animals were all hiding. The people said to each other, "If we want to stay alive we will have to move."

They packed up and they left their village. They went a long, long way. At last they found a place to stay, on the banks of the Yukon River. They looked around their new place. Someone shouted out, "There's a caribou!"

The people were very excited. This was the first caribou any of them had seen in a long time. The animals had heard about the starving people. They felt bad for the people and came out of hiding. The animals let the people kill them and the people had many caribou to eat.

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About the Author: Marielle Volper attends Willard Bowman Optional Elementary School in Anchorage, AK.

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