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.
Recent Blog Entries
- Only two days left on special membership pricing!
- Help us celebrate E. T. Seton’s 163rd Birthday!
- Wabanaki School 1915 – 1919Nature focused school that used Seton’s Woodcraft.
- Commemorating the 76th anniversary of ETS’s passingThe Chief passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Julia M. Seton kept his adult daughter Anya informed about her father’s condition through letters (that are currently being digitized). Meanwhile, their young daughter Beulah (Dee) was sent to “Uncle Ted” down the road to keep her from seeing her father in such poor … Read more
- Seton Book Club launching on Oct 23 at 4:00 p.m. CSTHello! We are happy to announce that Ellen Shelby will be leading the Ernest Thompson Seton Institute book club! The atmosphere will homey and casual meeting via zoom. The first session will be Sunday, October 23 @ 4:00pm CST.Our first selection will be Two Little Savages, which is available as a free download here. The … Read more