(Native teepee & horse programs are not available for school programs)
Observers get a fresh look into the life of the Plains Indian when Clint conducts a program with his 18-foot tepee. He starts with the demonstration of exactly how to set up such a lodge, pole by pole, with each one placed in it’s special and important position. He then expertly covers the poles with his hand-painted canvas to simulate how it would be done with hides. He explains how to adjust the smoke hole perfectly, considering the wind direction so smoke from inside fires will rise and exit the tepee at the top. The inside liner and rain stops on the poles are explained and shown.
Once erected the lodge will then be outfitted with the necessary accoutrements of daily life of the Plains Indians. He shows how the beds are made, the fire pit constructed, how the cooking utensils are stored and used, clothing and hunting tools in place.
Clint often brings his horse to one of these programs to offer observers a chance to see how the horse is painted with specific symbols and learn what each means. As his horse stands quietly Clint will paint different symbols on it as he explains the meaning and importance of these signs. Occasionally he will leap upon the bare back of his horse and if space is available to do so safely, he will give a demonstration of how the horses were ridden in a hunt or raid.
While conducting these programs Clint is always dressed in his handmade buckskin clothing.
Some of the events where he has participated are Territory Days in Old Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, Canon City Western Heritage Days and Wet Mountain Western Jubilee.