Seton Campfire Tales: “Lobo, The King of Currumpaw”

Event Details

Date: October 12th - October 8th, 2015
Time: Multi-day Event

Cost: $10 suggested donation at the door. Reservations Required (seating is limited)

Schedule: Seating by 6:25 pm; story-telling begins at 6:30 pm. The event day is subject to change in case of inclement weather

For more information or to RSVP contact: Marissa Roybal


On January 31, 1894, Ernest Thompson Seton looked into the eyes of a dying wolf and found himself a changed man.

The Academy for the Love of Learning, home of the Seton Legacy Project will present a special campfire story-telling event on the evening of the full moon. Project Curator David L. Witt will present Seton’s most famous tale, Lobo, The King of Currumpaw. This event will take place at Seton Castle where Ernest Thompson Seton himself told the saga of Lobo many times.

The King of Currumpaw is a tragic story of loyalty, valor, and true love. Set in New Mexico’s Union County in the northeastern part of the state, this is a man vs. nature story with a twist. Lobo, the cattle-eating wolf, is relentlessly pursued by Seton. Using traps, poison and trickery, Seton is determined to destroy Lobo. But in this case, the wolf is the hero of the story, and it is Seton who learns an important life lesson.

The Lobo story is suitable for all ages. It does, however, contain some passages depicting violence against animals. Bring a jacket in case of chilly weather. Seton Castle is an outdoor venue accessible only by steps and a rock pathway.

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