Clint Chartier has extensive background as a lecturer and demonstrator. A passionate respect and deep knowledge of the true historic culture of the Plains Indians has been the driving force for his creation of the educational programs he conducts. His animated enthusiasm is reflected vibrantly in his well-displayed programs in schools and universities.
During his younger years Clint was fascinated with the Fur Trade era and especially with the culture of Native Americans. His personal quest for more knowledge continued into adulthood when he was presented with an opportunity to conduct a short lecture in a rural school. This first program was simple with a few reproductions he had made. Several teachers from other schools observed his program and soon he had many invitations to present his programs at other schools. He decided to wear his buckskin clothes and bring more accouterments of the Native culture. He was so well received that one school invited a local newspaper to take photos and do a story during the programs and once that was out to the public word spread quickly and more bookings came in from schools all over Connecticut, other New England states and New York. He was invited to conduct a program for adult educators at a special summer course hosted by the University of Connecticut where he met teachers from Europe. So impressed were they by his colorful demonstration that they contacted him once they were back home to invite him to bring his beautiful reproductions to Germany and France for lectures there. Clint continues to conduct programs in European schools every other year.
Although school programs are his main focus, his talent for modeling In his handmade full regalia also brings requests to model for artists who paint Native American scenes, photography workshops, and demonstrations at Western Heritage Days with his tipi and occasionally his horse.
Clint currently lives on a family ranch in southern Colorado.