Seton, Cameron, Thompson

Seton, Cameron, Thompson

An interesting thing happened on the way to 1745 in Scotland. The Highland clans of MacDonalds, Macleans, Stewarts and Camerons decide the time was right for a restoration of the royal Stuart dynasty. (The founder, James I, in 1604, suggested that smoking caused lung...

Beginnings, How Seton Came About

In my work as an historian, I am generally more interested in finding meanings than in establishing dates. (“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Maybe so, but that tells us nothing about the implications of that action). Nonetheless, setting out an array of...

Lobo lecture in Albuquerque

Intertwined: The Mexican Wolf, the People and the Land Transformation of a Wolf Killer into a Wolf Protector: Wolves, Conservation and Ernest Thompson Seton by David L. Witt Saturday, March 23, 1 p.m. In January 1894 a little-known Canadian bounty hunter came to the...

da Vinci and Seton finally meet

        Walter Isaacson’s masterful biography, Leonardo da Vinci, takes readers on a journey into the life of one of the most creative minds in history. Civilization has produced only a few such geniuses. As the original “Renaissance Man,” Leonardo...

Seton Animal Stories

In this, my fourth Lifecraft essay, I will discuss present several Seton animal stories. He vividly illustrates the lessons of Lifecraft through the biographies of his animal heroes. The stories are filled with action (chases and escapes) and emotion (triumph and...

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