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Seton Essays

Short pieces written by the man himself

The Chipmunk by Ernest Thompson Seton

The Chipmunk by Ernest Thompson Seton

Eastern Chipmunk, Ernest Thompson Seton (This is an excerpt from Life-Histories of Northern Animals by Ernest Thompson Seton. Published in 1910, Seton chronicled the lives of 60 species in a massive two-volume work including ecological and behavioral information and...

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The American Bison by Ernest Thompson Seton

The American Bison by Ernest Thompson Seton

A Buffalo Herd In The Early Fall, Ernest Thompson Seton (This is an excerpt from Life-Histories of Northern Animals by Ernest Thompson Seton. Published in 1910, Seton chronicled the lives of 60 species in a massive two-volume work including ecological and behavioral...

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The Pronghorn by Ernest Thompson Seton

The Pronghorn by Ernest Thompson Seton

Antelope Sighting Danger, by Ernest Thompson Seton (This is an excerpt from Life-Histories of Northern Animals by Ernest Thompson Seton. Published in 1910, Seton chronicled the lives of 60 species in a massive two-volume work including ecological and behavioral...

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Woodland Caribou by Ernest Thompson Seton

Woodland Caribou by Ernest Thompson Seton

Woodland Caribou, Male and Female, by Ernest Thompson Seton (This is an excerpt from Life-Histories of Northern Animals by Ernest Thompson Seton. Published in 1910, Seton chronicled the lives of 60 species in a massive two-volume work including ecological and...

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The Moose by Seton

The Moose by Seton

Moose Family in Early Winter by Ernest Thompson Seton (This is an excerpt from Life-Histories of Northern Animals by Ernest Thompson Seton. Published in 1910, Seton chronicled the lives of 60 species in a massive two-volume work including ecological and behavioral...

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Mule deer by Seton

Mule deer by Seton

Young Buck, Carberry, Manitoba, December 1886 by Ernest Thompson Seton (This is an excerpt from Life-Histories of Northern Animals by Ernest Thompson Seton. Published in 1910, Seton chronicled the lives of 60 species in a massive two-volume work including ecological...

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White-tailed deer by Seton

White-tailed deer by Seton

The tails and discs of deer by Ernest Thompson Seton (This is an excerpt from Life-Histories of Northern Animals by Ernest Thompson Seton. Published in 1910, Seton chronicled the lives of 60 species in a massive two-volume work including ecological and behavioral...

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Elk Notes by Seton

Elk Notes by Seton

Sketch for Bugling Elk by Ernest Thompson Seton (This is an excerpt from Life-Histories of Northern Animals by Ernest Thompson Seton. Published in 1910, Seton chronicled the lives of 60 species in a massive two-volume work including ecological and behavioral...

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Seton Response to John Burroughs

Seton Response to John Burroughs

Seton Illustration from The Century Magazine             The revered, elderly, lyrical naturalist John Burroughs attacked Seton as a “Nature Faker” in an article entitled “Real and Sham Natural History,” appearing in the March 1903 issue of Atlantic Monthly. This hurt...

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