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Ernest Thompson Seton


Ernest Thompson Seton was a well-known naturalist and author of animal stories. In 1910 he was appointed chairman of the organizational committee for the Boy Scouts of America and was the author of the first Scout handbook. Seton was born in England in 1860, and at the age of six he immigrated with his family to Canada. He returned to London to study art, but in the early 1880s he joined his brother in Manitoba. According to newspaper articles on this date in 1947, he made numerous trips into Dakota Territory studying the flora and fauna that later became the subject in many of his stories and books, like "Tito, the Story of a Coyote Who Learned How," which had a Medora background; and "Badlands Billy, the Wolf That Won."

Dakota Datebook written by Jim Davis

The Bismarck Capital February 25, 1947