This page provides links to a large portion of Seton’s works in downloadable PDF versions, courtesy of the Internet Archive, Google Books, and others.
While it is not exactly the same as reading these works in traditional book form, the price is right, and you have the opportunity to read a wide range of books in Seton’s areas of interest.
The majority of Seton’s works are in the public domain in the United States. For those that are not, including The Trail of an Artist Naturalist, Santana the Hero Dog of France, and The Gospel of the Redman, you will need to buy or borrow a printed copy.
This page includes a large amount of Seton’s work, which has been made available through the Internet Archive and Google Books. These projects have been digitizing (scanning to Adobe PDF or similar formats) millions of books from prominent libraries. They are being made available under various arrangements, and generally, those in the public domain are available for download. We have accumulated the following volumes in Adobe PDF format and will be adding more as they become available.
One word of caution and encouragement: reading a digitized book is not really the same as reading a book. We encourage you to find copies of these books for yourself. Our bookstore page has links to Amazon.com for new books and ABEBooks.com for used and antiquarian volumes. Get a copy for yourself if you can.
One of Seton’s books, Wild Animals I Have Known, has been in print continuously for 110 years – since 1898!
- Animal Heroes
- The Arctic Prairies
- The Biography of a Silver Fox
- The Biography of a Grizzly
- The Birchbark Roll of Woodcraft
- Bird Life (By Frank Chapman, illustrated by Seton)
- Bird World (illustrated by Seton)
- Blazes on the Trail No.2 – The Rise of The Woodcraft Indians
- The Birds of Manitoba
- Bird Portraits
- The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore
- Boy Scouts of America – Original Handbook by Seton and Baden-Powell
- British Association Handbook 1909
- Ernest Thompson Seton’s Boys (from Ladies Home Journal, considered the First Edition of The Birch Bark Roll)
- Foresters’ Manual
- How to Catch Wolves
- Krag and Johnny Bear
- Laws of the Seton Indians (from Association Boys, considered Fifth Edition of The Birch Bark Roll)
- Life Histories of Northern Animals, Volume One
- Life Histories of Northern Animals, Volume Two
- A List of the Mammals of Manitoba
- Lives of the Hunted
- Monarch the Big Bear
- The Natural History of the Ten Commandments
- The Preacher of Cedar Mountain
- The Red Book or How to Play Indian
- The Red Lodge
- Sign Talk
- Studies in the Art Anatomy of Animals
- The Trail of the Sandhill Stag
- Two Little Savages
- The Wild Animal Play for Children
- Wild Animal Ways
- Wild Animals I Have Known
- The Woodcraft Manual for Boys
- Woodland Tales
- Woodmyth and Fable
All of these books are in Adobe PDF format. Most users will already have Adobe Reader installed on their computer. If not, click here to go to the Adobe Reader download page.