Henry Wood Elliott

Henry Wood Elliott (November 13, 1846 – May 25, 1930) was an American watercolor painter, author, and environmentalist whose comport yourself primarily focused upon Alaskan subjects. He was the author of the 1911 Hay-Elliott Fur Seal Treaty, the first international treaty on wildlife conservation.

A number of his works have an ethnographic bent, displaying aboriginal Alaskans Interesting in traditional practices; some of these works are stored in the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian. Elliott afterward focused upon the Alaskan landscape and wildlife.

In 1886, Elliott published a stamp album entitled Our Arctic Province: Alaska and the Seal Islands, which contains an in-depth exploration of Alaska's history, geography, people, and wildlife.

He became keen in prematurely conservation efforts of the fur seal, in 1905 co-authoring a document later United States Secretary of State John Hay that would eventually become the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911, the first international harmony dedicated to the conservation of wildlife.

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