Seton, Ernest Thompson


Seton, Ernest Thompson
orig. Ernest Evan Thompson also called Ernest E.T. Seton or Ernest Seton-Thompson

born Aug. 14, 1860, South Shields, Durham, Eng.
died Oct. 23, 1946, Seton Village, Santa Fe, N.M., U.S.

British-born U.S. naturalist and animal fiction writer.

Seton's family emigrated to Canada from England in 1866. He earned a living for a time as a wild-animal artist, and in 1898 he published his most popular book, the story collection Wild Animals I Have Known. Deeply concerned for the future of the North American prairie, he fought to establish reservations for American Indians and parks for endangered animals. In 1902 he founded the Woodcraft Indians to give children opportunities for nature study. He chaired the committee that established the Boy Scouts of America.

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▪ American writer
original name  Ernest Evan Thompson,  also called  Ernest E. Thompson, or Ernest Seton-thompson 
born Aug. 14, 1860, South Shields, Durham, Eng.
died Oct. 23, 1946, Seton Village, Santa Fe, N.M., U.S.
 naturalist and writer who was an early practitioner of the modern school of animal-fiction writing.

      Seton was raised in North America, his family having emigrated to Canada in 1866. Drawn to nature, Seton resisted his family's attempt to make an artist of him. He gained experience as a naturalist by trailing and hunting in the prairie country of Manitoba in the final years of the 19th century. He used this knowledge as the basis for his animal stories. His artistic training enabled him to earn a living for a time as an illustrator of wild animals. He collected his stories into his most popular book, Wild Animals I Have Known (1898). He continued to write such books into the 1940s.

      Deeply concerned with the future of the prairie, Seton fought vigorously to establish reservations for Indians and parks for animals threatened by extinction. In order to provide children with the opportunities for nature study, he founded the Woodcraft Indians in 1902 and later was chairman of the committee that established the Boy Scouts of America.

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