Ernest Thompson Seton

Writer, Author

1860 – 1946

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Who was Ernest Thompson Seton?

Ernest Thompson Seton was a British author, wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians, and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America. Seton also influenced Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting. His notable books related to Scouting include The Birch Bark Roll and The Boy Scout Handbook. He is responsible for the appropriation and incorporation of what he believed to be American Indian elements into the traditions of the BSA.

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Born
Aug 14, 1860
South Shields
Also known as
  • Thompson Seton
  • Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • Ernest Thompson-Seton
  • Ernest Evan Thompson
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Royal Academy of Arts
Lived in
  • New Mexico
  • Greenwich
  • Toronto
Died
Oct 23, 1946
Seton Village

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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