Answer to Q #14

The story about the demise of a wolf hunter in the Pyrenees (South of France) appeared in a French newspaper.

Seton pounced on the idea for his next work. The painting caused controversy not only because of the content, but also Seton’s chosen title “Triumph of the Wolves”. He was convinced to change the title to “Awaited in Vain”.
The 121.92 cm by 213.36 cm (4 ft by 7 ft) painting hangs at the National Scouting Museum on Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico.

Answer to Q #11

Ernest could not see himself returning to a life as an artist when he was on the Manitoba prairie.  He threw the letters from the British Museum board of trustees into the fire.  Those letters were from the Prince of Wales, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Lord Beaconsfield.

Answer to Q #10

He first heard the voice when he was in London studying at the Royal Academy of Art.  Later, he named the voice “The Buffalo Wind”.  The voice guided him throughout his life.

Answer to Q #7

Q #7:  In what year did Seton become a US citizen?

A: In 1930 the paperwork finally went through the entire process with the US immigration office. He had unsuccessfully started the application at least twice.  He was a British citizen until that time.  In 1915, Theodore Roosevelt was very surprised to find out he wasn’t a US citizen. The issue was one of the stated reasons that he was released from the BSA that year.

Answer to Q #6

Q #6: What was Black Wolf’s given name?

A: Ernest Evan Thompson. His middle name was conferred upon him in honor of Evan Cameron of Lochiel, an ancestor who was known as the greatest wolf hunter of his time, credited with hunting the last wolf in Scotland. More about the Seton ancestry can be found in Trail of an Artist-Naturalist: the autobiography of Ernest Thompson Seton.


Answer to Q #5

Q #5: What was the name of the youth organization ETS established in 1902?

A: The Woodcraft Indians (also known as Seton Indians).  This was an EASY question!  The program for the first BSA handbook was based on this organization’s development.