Devil in Deerskins
My Life with Grey Owl
Anahareo (1906-1985) was a Mohawk writer, environmentalist, and activist. She was also the wife of Grey Owl, aka Archie Belaney, the internationally celebrated writer and speaker who claimed to be of Scottish and Apache descent, but whose true ancestry as a white Englishman only became known after his death. Devil in Deerskins is Anahareo’s autobiography up to and including her marriage to Grey Owl.
In vivid prose she captures their extensive travels through the bush and their work towards environmental and wildlife protection.
"Devil in Deerskins was first published in 1972, and this new version, which includes forewords by Anahareo's daughters and a lengthy afterword which gives us the historical context for her life, is the first book in a new series called First Voices, First Texts. An auspicious beginning. "- Patty Osborne
“The new edition is indeed impressive: the quality of the production, including everything from paper stock to design is outstanding. It is a book that simply feels good to hold. ”- Armand Garnet Ruffo