This is a collection of 108 tales of the outdoors, many centered around what Seton believed to be Native American lore. Some are very short, a paragraph in length. Seton also intended them to serve as a backdrop for the Woodcraft Indians, an organization for boys which he formed in 1902. Within a few years, Seton merged his the Woodcraft Indians first into the YMCA, and then into the Boy Scouts of America, which was founded by him and Daniel Carter Beard. You should not be surprised, therefore, to find many outdoor activities for young people, as well as how to run a meeting of the Woodcrafters, a Woodcraft calendar, etc. Seton also refers to "Guides" many times throughout the book. He simply meant "parent." Nonetheless, the tales are entertaining and enchanting. They are sure to hold a child's attention. This edition of the book contains the 77 original illustrations, that Seton drew, rejuvenated. The author claims there are 100 - not. Ernest Thompson Seton (August 14, 1860 – October 23, 1946) was a Scots-Canadian (and naturalized U.S. citizen) who became a noted author, wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians, and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Seton also influenced Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting. His notable books related to Scouting include The Birch Bark Roll and The Boy Scout Handbook. He is responsible for the appropriation and incorporation of what he believed to be American Indian elements into the traditions of the BSA.