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 Archie “Grey Owl” Belaney

Archie “Grey Owl” Belaney

Birth
Hastings, Hastings Borough, East Sussex, England
Death 13 Apr 1938 (aged 49)
Prince Albert, Prince Albert Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Burial Prince Albert National Park, North Battleford Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Memorial ID 10946 · View Source
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Conservationist, colorful writer. British-born, Belaney came to Canada as masqueraded as a Native Indian. Popularized conservation theme in his books and lecture tours, especially in Britain. In Canada he was appointed to run beaver preservation programs in Riding Mountain and Prince Albert national parks. His ruse was uncovered three years before his death, but no particular discredit occurred, and Gray Owl continues to be known as a pioneer conservationist to this day. Pierce Brosnan starred in a movie about "Gray Owl" in 1999.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10946
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Archie “Grey Owl” Belaney (18 Sep 1888–13 Apr 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10946, citing Ajawaan Lake, Prince Albert National Park, Prince Albert National Park, North Battleford Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .