Seton Campfire Tales: “Krag, the Kootenay Ram”

Event Details

Date: April 6th - October 8th, 2015
Time: Multi-day Event

Cost: $10 suggested donation at the door  •  RSVP Required (seating is limited)

Presented by: David L. Witt, Seton Legacy Curator

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

For more information or to RSVP contact: Marissa Roybal



The Academy for the Love of Learning, home of the Seton Legacy Project will present a special campfire story-telling event under the full moon. The evening will include a presentation of the “Krag” story by Academy curator David L. Witt followed by a slide show on the bighorn sheep rams of the Pecos Wilderness. This free event (with a suggested donation) will take place at Seton Castle where Ernest Thompson Seton himself told stories many times.

“Krag” is a moral tale of obsession. Bighorn sheep hunter Scotty MacDougall pursues a magnificent ram for over a decade, but at a terrible cost. Part natural history and part allegory, Seton shows the consequences of humankind’s destruction of nature in a story which marks the literary beginning of the environmentalist movement.

Bring a jacket in case of chilly weather. Seton Castle is an outdoor venue accessible only by steps and a rock pathway.


(Photo credit: Davild L. Witt)


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