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Seton Biography

Chronology and facts about Seton’s life

Boy Environmentalist finds Role Models

Boy Environmentalist finds Role Models

There is a wonderful passage in Two Little Savages (and yes, we can only wish that he had chosen a different title) where the adult Seton reflects on what the boy Seton was thinking in the 1870s (referring to himself as “Yan.”). He spent increasing amounts of time,...

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The Birds of Canada

The Birds of Canada

The boy “Squinty” Seton had to put up with a good deal of bullying in the economically poor neighborhood of Toronto in which he found himself. After the disappointing results of the Ontario farming venture, Joseph Thompson brought his family back to city life. The...

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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...

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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...

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