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Curator‘s Notes

Topics of interest to Seton explored by the author of this site

Pervasive Influence

In his Forward to Ernest Thompson Seton, Founder of the Woodcraft Movement 1860-1946 (London: The Edwin Mellon Press, 2007), Seton biographer Brian Morris took on the puzzling issue of why Seton has been largely left out of 20thcentury history. “Perhaps Seton, by the...

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Woodcraft Rangers, Los Angeles

Woodcraft Rangers, Los Angeles

Woodcraft Rangers 90th Anniversary Celebration at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, May 8, 2013 One hundred and eleven years ago Ernest Thompson Seton found a unique solution to a special problem. In time, this solution would lead several hundred million children around...

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The Importance of Clayton

The Importance of Clayton

On March 16, 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of addressing a wonderful group at the Herzstein Memorial Museum in Clayton, NM. I was invited by museum director Victoria Baker to speak on Seton. My adventures earlier that day included touring several sites along the...

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Tecumseh and Seton

Ernest Thompson Seton developed a system of ethics for the Woodcraft movement setting out elements of correct behavior for young people. He emphasized not only relationships within the human community but also to nature. He outlined his thoughts in The Book of...

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Updated Seton Web Pages

Updated Seton Web Pages

After about a year of mighty effort, the staff of the Academy for the Love of Learning has published our updated Seton web pages. The new material is an educational supplement to my book on Seton. It is meant for anyone new to the Seton Legacy, but also presents an...

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St. Paul the Apostle and Seton

St. Paul the Apostle and Seton

In her memoir, By a Thousand Fires, Nature Notes and Extracts from the Life and Unpublished Journals of Ernest Thompson Seton, Julia M. Seton writes of her husband that although he was “of a most genial disposition, with the utmost kindliness and tolerance toward life...

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Geography Lesson at Seton Castle

Geography Lesson at Seton Castle

October 8, 2012. Perfect autumn day, clear sky, light breeze out of the Southwest, temperature around 70°F (21°C) near summit of a hill Seton called Little Sister Mountain, a prominent point SE of the Castle and nearly 500 feet (152.5 meters) higher. The ruins of...

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