Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy Ute Language class held a hands-on field dressing presentation in front of the Ute Language classroom on Friday, Oct. 20. Students from every grade level were present during the four-hour presentation. Hunter Frost showed the elementary students the importance of prayer for your animal.
Andre Baker-Bluestar gets first try on skinning a doe mule deer.
Matthew Carrillo shows his classmates how he skins a doe.
Jack Frost Jr., and Jack Frost III show SUIMA students the different parts of a skinned doe.
Students and their families took turns in the hands-on field dressing of a doe on Friday, Oct. 20.
Southern Ute Brave, Henry Whiteskunk II took his time cutting off meat from the doe to give to the SUIMA kitchen staff for them to use in upcoming luncheons for the students.
Garrett Peachey, Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Wildlife Biologist showed Southern Ute Brave Alternate, Theoden Greany how they remove teeth of animals that are harvested by tribal members. Removal of the teeth shows how old the animals are.