Skip to comments.Rare white buffalo calf named in special ceremony
Posted on 06/29/2011 6:09:27 PM PDT by NYTexan
GREENVILLE, Texas Thousands of people came from miles around Wednesday to see and honor a legend in the flesh - the white buffalo born in a thunderstorm on a northeast Texas ranch.
The rare white buffalo calf, regarded as sacred by Lakota Sioux tradition, was honored with Native American prayers, religious songs and the solemn smoking of a pipe in a special naming and dedication ceremony at the Lakota Ranch in Greenville, about 50 miles northeast of Dallas.
Flag-flying patriotism, a steady Native American drum beat and scorching heat provided the backdrop for the spiritual event that drew about 2,000.
The calf was named Lightning Medicine Cloud - a reference to the thunderstorm that marked the arrival of his birth as well as a tribute to a white buffalo born in 1933 named Big Medicine.
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“The rare white buffalo calf, regarded as sacred by Lakota Sioux tradition, was honored with Native American prayers, religious songs and the solemn smoking of a pipe in a special naming and dedication ceremony at the Lakota Ranch in Greenville, about 50 miles northeast of Dallas”
Must have been born at Willie’s place. He’ll smoke a pipe for just about anything.
Wisconsin had this happen, too. Yep. You can find Buffalo in Wisconsin, believe it or not.
‘Miracle.’ She had a good run. :)
Ted Nugent was still living in this area when a white buffalo was born on a farm near me but I think the song was a few years earlier. Nugent would have known about it because he and the farmer were friends.
The farmer later said that if it happened again he would likely sell the damn thing before it became a hassle. He made good money off the first one but said the crowds became a pain after a while.
There was one born years ago at Childs Buffalo farm near Hanover Michigan.
I saw rare buffalo once. I personally like medium buffalo.
Yeah. I meant to post the article on this.
It was born here a couple weeks ago I think.
White buffalo heap big deal in Greenville!
Yea verily, faith surpasseth all understanding
Although the white buffalo is rare, it’s not quite as rare as legend claims. We’ve had several reports of such births here in South Dakota.
Still a pretty awesome occurance.
>>How anyone can find mystic meaning in a color variation of a commercialized bovine, complete with ear tag, is beyond my comprehension.<<
Buffalo — the other OTHER white meat!
And were the Native Americans native to the area?
Does the calf know the ceremony was special?
I have no clue who Arby Little Field is http://heraldbanner.com/local/x1625122445/White-buffalo-born-near-Greenville
He can’t live but about 8 mi from my house.
Back in 1980 in Texhoma, Oklahoma Panhandle I had a family friend name of Big Bud and he had a kid called Lil Bud that I went to school with. A real ruffian, as was Lil Bud, but you couldn’t help liking them. They had a male and female buffalo.
Big Bud had a picture of himself cowboy’d out on the male buffalo in front of a JFK motorcade. This was before photoshpping so it must have been real.
That female was about the meanest thing I’d ever seen and it actually stomped to death Lil Bud about 7-8 yrs ago.
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