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Ernest Thompson Seton was…

  • An author of more than 40 books and countless articles in major magazines.
  • He was a popular lecturer who could hold audiences spellbound with his stories and his unique ability to replicate bird and animal sounds with his own voice.
  • An artist with astounding skill in depicting wildlife, particularly birds and mammals.
  • A naturalist who studied animals extensively, producing the classic work, Lives of Game Animals, essentially an eight-volume illustrated encyclopedia covering North American mammals.
  • A well-known advocate of Indigenous Nations’ rights.
  • The founder of the Woodcraft League and a cofounder of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Charter member of Camp Fire Club of America, American Bison Society, and other wildlife and wilderness conservation organizations.

Seton’s philosophy of respect for nature and humanity made him a pioneer of the environmental movement, inspiring generations of leaders.

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