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  Grey Owl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Archibald Stansfeld Belaney was born in September 1888 in Hastings, United Kingdom, to a farmer family.
Belaney was raised by his grandmother and two maiden aunts.
In 1906 Belaney immigrated to Canada, ostensibly to study agriculture.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Grey_Owl   (560 words)

However, he was actually Archibald Belaney, the son of a local playboy and his 13-year-old sister-in-law wife, (the first wife died a suspicious death) from Hastings, England.
Belaney was disappointed with all the progress and mining taking place in his former stomping ground, and sought further isolation and communion with nature.
Of all the great imposters, Belaney was possibly the noblest one, and continued to be loved by his vast audience after his death.
www.canadafreepress.com /1999/9912.htm   (564 words)

 Grey Owl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Grey Owl (in Ojibwe: Wa-sha-quon-asin) was the name Archibald Belaney (September 18, 1888 – April 13, 1938) adopted when he took upon a First Nations identity as an adult.
Archibald Stansfeld Belaney was born in September 1888 in Hastings, England, to a farmer family.
In 1906 Belaney emigrated to Canada, ostensibly to study agriculture.
www.toshare.info /en/Grey_Owl.htm   (966 words)

 Sask 2005 New Home Template   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Archie Belaney (1888 - 1938) Belaney, who gained world renown in the 1930s as the "Indian" conservationist and nature writer Grey Owl, was actually an Englishman born in Hastings.
On April 13, 1938 writer and conservationist Archibald Stansfeld Belaney (Grey Owl) died in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan at the age of 50.
Adopted by the Ojibways, Belaney was given the name of Wa Sha Quon Asin (The Shining Beak, Grey Owl), shortly before his marriage to Anahareo, an Iroquois girl who persuaded him to give up trapping and try to restore Canada's beaver population to its former opulence.
www.sask2005.ca /facts/skfactsresults.asp?ID=204   (451 words)

 Belaney, Archibald Stansfeld
Belaney, Archibald Stansfeld, alias Grey Owl, writer, conservationist (b at Hastings, Eng 18 Sept 1888; d at Prince Albert, Sask 13 Apr 1938).
Raised by 2 maiden aunts and his grandmother, Belaney had an unhappy childhood.
As a boy he was fascinated with North American natives and dreamed of becoming one.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000646   (243 words)

 Peter Black's column for 10/22/99   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Archibald Belaney was a fraud, a drunk, a womanizer and a fundamentally unstable man. He was also the most famous Canadian of his time and a hero to all who care about preserving wildlife or thinking about natives as something other than savages.
The Grey Owl story starts in the historic city of Hastings, England, where young Archie Belaney was being raised by his aunts and grandmother.
One British youngster all agog at Belaney’s tales of the wilderness was Richard Attenborough, future actor ("Jurassic Park") and film director ("Gandhi," "Cry Freedom," "Chaplin," "Shadowlands") and knight of the realm.
www.pressrepublican.com /Archive/1999/10_1999/10221999pb.htm   (865 words)

 Grey Owl: Trapper, Conservationist, Author, Fraud - Saskatchewan @ 100 - CBC Archives
Archibald Stansfeld Belaney was born on September 18, 1888 in Hastings, England.
• As a child, Belaney was captivated by tales of the Canadian wilderness.
In 1906, a 17-year-old Belaney left England to Canada and settled in Bicotasing in northern Ontario.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-69-1931-12551/life_society/saskatchewan_100/clip5   (586 words)

 Grey Owl's Hastings
So in the town that gave birth to television, cradled moderate socialism, gave the world one of its first woman doctors and provided the backdrop to great artists, poets, great soldiers, sailors (and their ladies).
Poor Archie Belaney, his mother was extremely young when married, some sources suggest as young as thirteen years.
His father, George, was a scion of a good Scottish lowland family of that uniquely Scots breed that produces literary farmers of the Burns ilk and which already had well known published works to its name.
www.1066.net /greyowl   (1762 words)

 Grey Owl News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Belaney passed himself off as a native and became an expert in wilderness lore and a leading environmentalist.
Belaney, who went on to become a famous lecturer and writer in the 1930s, devoting his prodigious energy to the plight of Canada's threatened wilderness and wildlife.
Belaney was a dreamer: while others wanted to be cowboys, he always begged to play the Indian.
members.aol.com /cetaami/greyowl.html   (8447 words)

 Poetic justice - Fall 2000 - Carleton University Magazine
Grey Owl: The Mystery of Archie Belaney, was invited by director Richard Atten-borough to meet the star and to discuss the character of Archie Belaney.
Ruffo wrote his fictional biography of Archie Belaney by piecing together pieces of oral history, memories of his ancestors and by researching archived journals and conducting personal interviews.
Since graduating with an honours degree in English from the University of Ottawa and a master's degree in literature and creative writing from the University of Windsor, Ruffo has taught creative writing at the Banff Centre for the Arts and the En'owkin International School of Writing in Penticton, British Columbia.
magazine.carleton.ca /2000_Fall/251.htm   (573 words)

 Grey Owl - Interesting People - Cool Canada - Library and Archives Canada
Archibald Belaney at the age of 13 in Hastings, England in 1901.
Imagine the world's shock when after his death, it was discovered that Grey Owl was not an Aboriginal person at all.
He was actually Archibald Belaney, born in Hastings, England.
www.lac-bac.ca /cool/002027-2108-e.html   (297 words)

 Grey Owl
Archibald Belaney perpetrated one of the 20th Century's most convincing hoaxes.
Known to the world as "Grey Owl," he convinced everyone that he was a Canadian-born first nations author.
Archibald Belaney was born in 1888 into an affluent British family in Hastings, England.
www.histori.ca /minutes/minute.do?id=10191   (516 words)

 "It's Owl, Grey Owl"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As most Canadians know, Grey Owl was Englishman Archibald Belaney, who, masquerading as an Ojibway, was world-renowned for his books and speeches on the Canadian wilderness and wildlife.
Attenborough recently sent a message to a dedication to Grey Owl in his home town of Hastings, England; "As many of you know, I have been trying for the past four or five years to get up a feature film depicting the latter years of (Grey Owl's) life.
Archibald Belaney, the Hastings schoolboy who reinvented himself as Grey Owl, was the world's first celebrity conservationist.
socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca /Inquiry/Exercises/greyowl.html   (422 words)

 Grey Owl - Intermediate
This lesson is based on viewing the Historica Minute, "Grey Owl," which explores the life and career of this controversial conservationist.
Grey Owl, whose real name was Archibald Stansfeld Belaney was born in England, but he immigrated to Canada, adopted the name Grey Owl and purported to be the son of a Scot and an Apache.
He was a trapper and a park ranger and his writings on conservation were very influential.
www.histori.ca /minutes/language.do?lang=en&target=/lp.do?id=10793   (566 words)

 Archibald Knox ( - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Guillaume-Philippe Benoist, Archibald Campbell, Earl and Marquis of Argylll, 18th century
Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), 1786-91 Archibald Robertson (Scottish, 1765-1835)Ivory; Oval, 3 x 2 3/8 in.
The collaged paintings that marked Tomaselli’s emergence on the international art circuit in the late 80s are obsessive compendia of the natural and unnatural worlds that move between abstraction and figuration.
wwar.com /masters/k/knox-archibald.html   (1688 words)

 Grey Owl featuring Pierce Brosnan & Annie Galipeau on ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Archibald Belaney was a British man who grew up fascinated with Native American culture -- so much so that in the early 1900s he left the United Kingdom for Canada, where he reinvented himself as Archie Grey Owl and lived in the wild as a North American Indian trapper.
Grey Owl is based on Belaney's true story, starring Pierce Brosnan in the title role.
In 1934, Archie was living a largely solitary life when he met a young woman named Anahareo (Annie Galipeau), an Ojibway Indian nicknamed Pony.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/movies/title/0,,2166658,00.html   (310 words)

 Firefly Books - Grey Owl
Grey Owl was born Archibald Stansfeld Belaney, the son of an aristocrat in Hastings, England, in 1888.
He returned to England a few years later to serve in the First World War, was wounded, and returned to live with the Ojibway in northern Canada.
In mid-life Archibald Belaney adopted the Ojibway name Wa-sha-quon-asin, or Grey Owl.
www.fireflybooks.com /books/5908E.html   (456 words)

 AWAY - Archibald Belaney or: Grey Crow
No, he can't be compared to Exodus Crow - but at least his story is a story worth knowing - and Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney), masquerading as an Ojibway Indian, lived with them.
From the fact that he was born in Hastings as Archibald Belaney and lived most of his life as a Worth American Indian, 1998 is the 60th anniversary of his death.
Hastings resident Dr Colin Taylor is president of the Grey Owl Society which he runs with his wife Betty.
www.schule.de /englisch/away/greycrow.htm   (467 words)

 Virtual Saskatchewan - Grey Owl Biography
Born: Archibald Stansfeld Belaney, Sept.18, 1888, in Hastings, Sussex, the first child of George Furmage Belaney, (a spendthrift, alcoholic and ne'er-do-well), and Kittie Scott-Brown, the sister of one of George's wives.
From the age of 2, Archie was raised in Hastings by two aunts, Ada and Carry Belaney.
We invite you to read our popular feature article for a more in-depth story about this most compelling man. The tale begins in the present, on the trail to Grey Owl's Cabin in Prince Albert National Park.
www.virtualsk.com /current_issue/grey_owl_bio.html   (446 words)

 Grey Owl (Tribe) (1998)
Not only was he not born an Ojibway Indian (or even a part-Apache as he later claimed), he did not have a single drop of Red Indian blood in his veins.
He was born Archibald Belaney in Hastings, England in 1888.
I quite enjoyed the film, especially the part where he visits his aunts (Renée Asherson as Carrie Belaney and Stephanie Cole as Ada Belaney) in his hometown in England and we get to see the genesis of his adult life.
www.michaeldvd.com.au /Reviews/Reviews.asp?ReviewID=892&SID=2&PID=781924   (1676 words)

 Grey Owl -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Grey Owl was born Archibald Stansfield Furmage/Belaney in Hastings, the son of an English alcoholic ne'er-do-well/doctor, and his already-abandoned 16-year-old American/English wife.
He was fostered from the age of four by two paternal aunts who took him from his mother/raised him very strictly after his mother moved to London to remarry.
"Grey Owl: The Story of Archibald Belaney," Edmonton Journal (Canada), 20 January 1998(?).
famous.adoption.com /famous/grey-owl.html   (506 words)

 bfi | Sight & Sound | Grey Owl (1998)
After Native American trapper-turned-author Archie 'Grey Owl' gives a lecture on conservation, newspaper reporter Cyrus Finney asks him about an Englishman called Archibald Belaney.
Two years earlier, Archie is performing a war dance with a group of Native American performers.
First, the film's true-life protagonist Archibald 'Grey Owl' Belaney, while a talismanic focus for a certain brand of North American environmentalism, isn't as well known as some of Attenborough's other subjects.
www.bfi.org.uk /sightandsound/review/379   (820 words)

 ZoomInfo Web Summary: Armand Ruffo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Armand Ruffo, an author and director of the Centre for Aboriginal Education, Research and Culture at Carleton University, published his second book, Grey Owl: The Mystery of Archie Belaney, in 1997.
In writing the book Grey Owl, a fictional biography of Archibald Stansfeld Belaney, Ruffo combined memories of his own ancestors and oral history passed down through generations of Ojibwa heritage, along with archived journals and documentation from personal interviews to unfold the story of Grey Owl.
Ruffo was raised in the Township of Chapleau and spent many summers in Biscotasing where Archie Belaney had lived with Ruffo's great-grandmother's family near the turn of the last century.
www.zoominfo.com /directory/Ruffo_Armand_9506848.htm   (565 words)

 Archibald Motley (1891 - 1980) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Despite his African American heritage and the rise of the Harlem Renaissance movement, Motley was a member of Ashcan school that did not devote itself to any ethnicity.
Illusions of Eden is one component of The Heartland Project, a series of three traveling museum exhibitions and an interactive website that will evaluate t...
Archibald Motley (1891 - 1980) Biography, Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
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 Archibald Stansfield ('Grey Owl') Belaney (1888-1938), Nature conservator and author
Archibald Stansfield ('Grey Owl') Belaney (1888-1938), Nature conservator and author
The online database contains information on 88,710 works, 49,933 of which are illustrated; the National Portrait Gallery's collection includes over 330,000 works.
This page has been parsed by a modified version of the BBC's Betsie version 1.5, with thanks.
www.npg.org.uk /betsie/parser.pl/0005/www.npg.org.uk/live/search/person.asp?LinkID=mp50435   (88 words)

 Amazon.ca: Tom Thomson: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This Group of Seven precursor and colleague's mythical status as an outdoorsman and self-taught creative visionary was launched after Thomson drowned under mysterious circumstances on a canoe trip in Algonquin Park in 1917.
While there's no question of Thomson's influence on the Canadian scene, huge chunks of the posthumous Thomson legend are as ersatz as Archibald Belaney's infamous turn as Grey Owl.
Edited by Art Gallery of Ontario chief curator Dennis Reid, Tom Thomson has at its heart a major exhibition jointly organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the AGO.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1550548980   (532 words)

 Grey Owl's Hastings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This Scarlet Canadian Maple was planted by the Grey Owl Society in the school grounds in his memory
8th June 1997, the MP for Hastings, Michael Foster DL MP and the Mayor of Hastings, councillor Graeme White unveil a plaque on 32 St James Road, Hastings where Archie Belaney was born
Pictures to follow - 36 St. Mary's Terrace where Archie lived from 1895 and the commemorative plaque in Hastings Country Park
www.1066.net /greyowl/today.htm   (132 words)

 Edit Menu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
On the Grey Owl page, go to the Edit Menu, hit "Find in Page", and type in the window, Archibald Belaney, the original Englishman who masquaraded as Grey Owl.
In this double representation, Grey Owl, a mythical aboriginal in Canada, is representated by an Englishman, Archibald Belaney, both of whom are represented by another Englishman, Pierce Brosnan.
This is a good example of the way in which the media and Internet construct Representations of the Other.
socserv2.mcmaster.ca /Inquiry/Exercises/EditMenu.htm   (1363 words)

 Grey Owl - Canadian Heritage Gallery
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Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney, an Englishman) did much to arouse the sympathy for Native peoples in Ontario in the 1920s.
You can order reproductions of this image as a Print, suitable for framing, produced on 38# photo-quality paper.
www.canadianheritage.org /reproductions/20052.htm   (123 words)

 People - Canadian Heritage Gallery
Pierre Bédard Pierre Bédard, was instrumental in founding Le Canadien, illegally imprisoned in 1810, released without trial, and a Lower Canada Assembly member, 1792-1812.
Grey Owl Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney, an Englishman) did much to arouse the sympathy for Native peoples in Ontario in the 1920s.
Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), who invented the telephone in his father's home in Brantford, Ontario in 1874.
www.canadianheritage.org /galleries/people0200.htm   (245 words)

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