Ernest Thompson Seton (born Ernest Evan Thompson August 14, 1860; died October 23, 1946) was an author (published in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the US), wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians in 1902 (renamed Woodcraft League of America), and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in 1910. Seton also influenced Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting. His notable books related to Scouting include The Birch Bark Roll and the Boy Scout Handbook. He is responsible for the appropriation and incorporation of what he believed to be American Indian elements into the traditions of the BSA.
This Commemorative Edition of The Gospel of the Redman honors Ernest Thompson Seton, renowned naturalist, artist, and founder of the Boy Scouts of America. It features: a new Introduction by Seton's daughter; a new Foreword by Paul Goble; Seton's American Indian sketches; photographs from throughout Seton's life; an extensive bibliography of his works. Book jacket.
This masterfully-crafted eBook is an abridged version of Seton's "Woodcraft." Fully-illustrated with Seton's own drawings, this edition contains the key chapters on Indian life and lore, campcraft, games, and scouting. (It lacks only the chapters on forestry, woods medicine, natural history, and mushrooms.)Seton was the Chief of the Woodcraft Indians, which was merged into the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. Seton himself became Chief Scout of the United States.A superb resource for Scouters, as Seton presents topics and activities which are still of great interest to boys of all ages.(252 pages, illustrated, 6.6Mb - fully printable)
Naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton created a new literary form when he began writing stories about his adventures with wild animals in the 1890s. His first stories were compiled in the book, "Wild Animals I Have Known," that became popular throughout the United States and Canada. The stories are spellbinding chronicles of wild animal courage, intelligence, and endurance as they valiantly attempt to escape the traps, poisons, guns, and lariats of their human pursuers. Seton was renowned for his scientific studies of American wildlife. His stories about wild animals, however, were a mix of fact and fiction that heightened the drama of each animal's life or death struggle. During the 1890s Seton traveled to the American West and from his experiences wrote the thrilling tales contained in this collection. The exploits of Lobo (wolf), The Pacing Mustang, Tito (coyote), Monarch (grizzly), Coaly-Bay (horse), Johnny Bear, and Badlands Billy (wolf) are presented in their entirety along with many of Seton's drawings. Stephen Zimmer was Director of the Seton Memorial Library at Philmont Scout Ranch at Cimarron, New Mexico for twenty years. For this collection he contributed a biographical introduction of Ernest Thompson Seton and the historical background for each story.
Ernest Seton's stories reach inside the animals he writes about, giving us a greater understanding of their lives on planet earth. Adventure, comedy, and sadness all intertwine to make these stories fully engaging clear to the last word. Stories include:Lobo, the King of CurrumpawSilverspot, the Story of a CrowRaggylug, the Story of a Cottontail RabbitBingo, the Story of My DogThe Springfield FoxThe Pacing MustangWully, the Story of a Yaller DogRedruff, the Story of the Don Valley Partridge