Grey owl the film doe's not do justice to Grey owl the man, what a full life he lived. The book on the other hand doe's, and what a life,he lives with the Indians takes on their identity, serves in the Great war as a sniper gets wounded, returns to Canada lives as a Indian, works as a trapper and guide. Morphs into a author and one of the first conservationists. He as to portray himself as a first nation person to get his conservation message across to a very sceptical audience, whom live in the grinding industrial early 20th century, all this and he's English born in Hastings rasised by a pair of victorian spinsters,in a word remarkable!. Were this story ficticious you would not believe it, but it's all fact. It is easy in the 21st century to preach conservation, here was a man way ahead of his time.