This paper details a project currently underway to produce a full-length feature film in the western Alaska village of Toksook Bay. Discussion focuses on the traditional Apanuugpak story cycle and stories of traditional bow and arrow warfare from which the screenplay was developed. It analyzes the logic underlying the discrepancies between Yup'ik history as it can be heard from the oral traditions and as both the scriptwriter, as well as the people of Toksook Bay, choose to present it in the film. The Apanuugpak of oral tradition was a renown warrior who lived as the defender of his people, eventually dying of old age after many exciting adventures. However, the new revised Apanuugpak is a young man who becomes increasingly obsessed with power, only to reject the immorality of warfare in the end, thereby saving his own soul. Detail is given concerning how one of the most dramatic oral accounts from the period of traditional Yup'ik bow and arrow warfare has been used as a vehicle for denouncing not only warfare, but the concepts of property and territory that lie behind it. In the end, the film is judged to be a variety of Western humanism artfully dressed in traditional Yup'ik fur clothing, telling us more about the meaning people seek to see in their own, and other people's, history, than about Yup'ik history itself.