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Ernest Thompson "The Chief" Seton
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1860
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Death: 1946
Seton Village
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA

Seton ("the Chief") AKA "Black Wolf" was an award winning wildlife illustrator and naturalist who was also a spell-binding storyteller and lecturer, a best selling author of animal stories, expert with Native American Sign language and early supporter of the political, cultural and spiritual rights of First Peoples. He was born August 14, 1860, in South Shields, Durham, England, of Scottish ancestry (

In 1931 he became a United States citizen. He died in Seton Village, New Mexico in 1946, aged 86. Seton was cremated in Albuquerque. In 1960, in honor of his 100th birthday and the 350th anniversary of Santa Fe, his daughter Dee and his grandson Seton Cottier (son of Anya) scattered the ashes over Seton Village from a plane.

He was founder of the Woodcraft Indians and founding pioneer of the Boy Scouts of America. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Logan Thompson (1821 - 1902)
  Alice Snowden Thompson (1823 - 1897)
  Anya Seton (1904 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: scattered the ashes over Seton Village, New Mexico from a plane.
Created by: Kyle
Record added: Aug 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29052287
Ernest Thompson The Chief Seton
Added by: Taphophile Duo
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- Tom Cummings
 Added: Jan. 23, 2014
You should be listed as Famous. Thanks for all you did for Scouting.
 Added: Nov. 25, 2013
can't believe you are not listed among the famous. As a child, you were one of my favorite authors. Your book "Wild Animals I have Known" rang true, harsh, but beautiful. In contrast to the "sugar coated" stories about animals usually written for children...(Read more)
- Ghost Town Gal
 Added: Oct. 14, 2010

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