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. In 1934, Archie was living a largely solitary life when he met a young Ojibway Indian woman nicknamed Pony. Pony is fascinated by Archie, largely because she wants to know about their people’s heritage. In time the two begin to bond, and it’s Pony who convinces Archie to give up trapping and work to protect animals.