Lobo, the King of Currumpaw
This excerpt is taken from his book Wild Animals I Have Known, based on naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton’s true experiences hunting wolves in the American Southwest, including the infamous wolf Lobo.
When and How to Pair: Have students read “Lobo, the King of Currumpaw” after reading chapter 15 in order to show students another example of a character hunting an animal as it relates to the theme of revenge. Ask students to compare Karana hunting the wild dogs that killed her brother to Seton’s description of hunting Lobo — how are the hunts similar? How are they different? What does each hunt reveal about the hunter’s culture?