Introduction

Ernest Thompson Seton was many things…

  • An author of more than 100 books and countless articles in major magazines,
  • A popular lecturer,
  • An artist with particular skill in depicting wildlife, including both birds and mammals,
  • A naturalist who studied animals extensively, producing the classic work, Lives of Game Animals, essentially an eight-volume illustrated encyclopedia covering nearly every wild animal in North America,
  • A well-known advocate of Native American rights,
  • The founder of the Woodcraft League, also known as Woodcraft Indians and Seton Indians,
  • A cofounder of the Boy Scouts of America and a key figure in the history of Scouting world-wide,
  • A fascinating and enigmatic character with a wide range of interests and talents.

Seton left a legacy of ideas on a range of topics worthy of our study today. We invite you to explore this website to learn more.