The name Peace River itself is the monument of a successful effort on the part of the Company to bring about a better understanding between the Crees and the Beavers.

— Ernest Thompson Seton

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The Hudson's Bay Company has always been the guardian angel of the north.


Though so trifling, the success of our first Buffalo hunt gave us quite a social lift.


The life of a wild animal always has a tragic end.


The ancient feud between cat and dog is not forgotten in the north, for the Lynx is the deadly foe of the Fox and habitually kills it when there is soft snow and scarcity of easier prey.


The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring, magnificent here.

Down the terraced slopes and right to the water's edge on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks.


We were now back at Smith Landing, and fired with a desire to make another Buffalo expedition on which we should have ampler time and cover more than a mere corner of the range.


All travellers who had preceded me into the Barren Grounds had relied on the abundant game, and in consequence suffered dreadful hardships; in some cases even starved to death.


Not Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and Astor together could have raised money enough to buy a quarter share in my little dog.


We and the beasts are kin.


I have only one prejudice in horseflesh - I do not like a white one.


For a man who is lost, the three greatest dangers in order of importance, are Fear, Cold, and Hunger. He may endure extreme hunger for a week, and extreme cold for a day, but extreme fear may undo him an hour. There is no way of guarding against this greatest danger except by assuring him that he is fortified against the other two.


How much service have I rendered to my people?


About Ernest Thompson Seton

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Birthday October 16

At each of these northern posts there were interesting experiences in store for me, as one who had read all the books of northern travel and dreamed for half a lifetime of the north; and that was - almost daily meeting with famous men.


I believe that natural history has lost much by the vague general treatment that is so common.