Clarence Louie Seminole Sr. (aka Jelly), Hohkeehemeo’o “Mouse Trail,” was an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and a descendant of Chief Dull Knife. He made his journey to be with Maheo on September 1, 2017. Clarence Sr. was born on March 15, 1952 at Crow Agency, MT to Delbert Seminole Sr. and Fannie Burgess Seminole.
Clarence attended St. Labre Indian School in Ashland. Clarence lived in Montana, California, and Washington. Clarence Sr. was a sundancer at the old Chelsea, MT sundance under Melvin Greybear and Floyd Youngman, a piercing man, and a humble man who prayed for children and elders. Clarence met and married Bernice Hendrickson in 1985 and they divorced in 1996 yet remained lifelong friends.
Clarence is survived by his children: Vanessa Seminole and family of Riverton, WY, Elouiez Seminole and family of Billings, Clarence Seminole Jr. of Arrow Creek, Walkingwoman Seminole and family of Billings, and Jules Seminole of Hardin; he acknowledged paternity for Bernice’s two older children, Yolanda Hendrickson and Justin Hendrickson, who changed their surname to Seminole, both of Billings; his sisters: Delberta Eagleman and family of Wolf Point, Limana, Rita, and Johanna Redneck and their families of Lame Deer; nieces: Melberta Solano and family, Clarice Eagleman and family, and Delvene Eagleman and family; brother-cousins, Gilbert Walkslast Jr. and John Joe Woodenlegs and family of Lame Deer.
Those who walked on are his parents, Delbert and Fannie Seminole Sr.; brothers: Delbert Seminole Jr. Joe Seminole Sr., Marie Seminole, and Marvin Cole; sister, Irene Cole Hill; and granddaughter, Redwillow Seminole.
Clarence leaves behind 22 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews locally and around the country, cousins and friends, sundance brothers and sisters of Chelsea, MT.
Clarence’s children acknowledges all of their relatives.