The Wolf That Changed America

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In the fall of 1893, an adventurous young man rode out from the salons of New York to the wilds of New Mexico. He came to kill a wolf. Not just any wolf, but an outlaw, the leader of a marauding, cattle-killing pack. But by the time Ernest Thompson Seton finally met the renegade lobo, the wolf had become a hero in his eyes. He would write a tale of that encounter that captured the essence of the vanishing wilderness and led to both the establishment of the National Park system and the Boy Scout movement in America. In this retelling of the story, the confrontation between Seton and lobo comes alive and we discover how one man and one wolf set in motion a change in American hearts and minds.


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  • The Sagebrush Sea
  • Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La
  • A Sloth Named Velcro
  • Touching the Wild
  • Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem
  • The White Lions
  • Radioactive Wolves
  • Salmon: Running the Gauntlet
  • Invasion of the Giant Pythons
  • Wild Balkans
  • Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves
  • Black Mamba
  • Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions
  • Frogs: The Thin Green Line
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  • The Gorilla King
  • The Beauty of Ugly
  • Dogs That Changed the World: Dogs By Design
  • Dogs That Changed the World: Rise of the Dog
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