In 1893, a bounty hunter named Ernest Thompson Seton journeyed to the untamed canyons of New Mexico on a mission to kill a dangerous outlaw. Feared by ranchers throughout the region, the outlaw wasn’t a pistol-packing cowboy or train-robbing bandit. The outlaw was a wolf.
Lobo, as locals simply called him, was the legendary leader of a band of cattle-killing wolves that had been terrorizing cattle ranchers and their livestock. Known as the “King of the Currumpaw,” Lobo seemingly had a mythical ability to cheat death, eluding the traps that ranchers had set for him throughout the countryside.
It was up to Seton, a naturalist as well as a professional animal trapper, to exterminate this “super-wolf.” The ensuing battle of wits between wolf and man would spark a real-life wilderness drama, the outcome of which would leave a lasting effect on a new and growing movement in America: wilderness preservation.
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F. MURRAY ABRAHAM
Ernest Thompson Seton
Voice Of Seton
Music Composed By
COLLECTIONS OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
PHILMONT MUSEUM AND SETON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
THEODORE ROOSEVELT ASSOCIATION, OYSTER BAY, NEW YORK
The Producer Wishes To Thank
LYNNE and DOUG SEUS
WASATCH ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE
DAVID L. WITT
SAGE CREEK PRODUCTIONS
DARIEN and DIANNE BROWN
US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
VERMEJO PARK RANCH
ROBERT WAYNE, UCLA
CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE
IRENE TEJARATCHI HESS
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN
Executive In Charge
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DANIEL B. GREENBERG
Photo for “Introduction” © Ian McCarthy, Cameraman. Photos for “Wolf Wars” © Arizona Historical Society. Photo for "Interview: Wolf Trainer Sausha Seus" courtesy of Sausha Seus. Photos for “The Artwork and Writings of Ernest Thompson Seton” courtesy of Philmont Museum - Seton Memorial Library, Cimarron, New Mexico, a gift of Mrs. Julia M. Seton. Other images from The Wolf That Changed America.
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