Skip to comments.Rare White Buffalo Born Lakota and Others to Gather for White Buffalo Naming Ceremony
Posted on 07/07/2012 12:09:34 PM PDT by freedommom
In the rolling meadow below Mohawk Mountain in the northwest corner of Connecticut, a white buffalo baby trots alongside his massive mother, his whiteness highlighted against her dark brown winter fur that is still molting in the summer heat.
The white buffalo or bisonTatanka Ska in the Sioux languagewas born June 16, at 1 p.m. on Peter Fays Mohawk Bison ranch in Goshen, Connecticut. Although Fay is not a Native and was only vaguely familiar with the story of the White Buffalo Calf Woman and the white buffalo as a spiritual symbol of sacred life and abundance to the Lakota and others, he has opened his heart and mind to the indigenous knowledge and practices that strangers have introduced into his lifesweet grass, tobacco, sage and stories of the ceremonies surrounding the birth of a white buffalo.
I think its amazing. Im pretty excited about it. Im learning a lot, Fay said. Its a good thing.
Fay will learn even more at the end of July when he welcomes to his ranch elders from the Lakota Nation in South Dakota and other traditional Indians from around the northeast and participates in ceremonies, including a sweat lodge and a naming ceremony for the baby bull bison. While Fay is not actively inviting the public to attend, he suspects that thousands of people might show up for the event.
Fay was at a fence on the outside of one of the fields on June 16 watching a regular brown bison baby being born when he noticed the white bison being born.
I was stunned because its a very rare event, these things dont just happen,
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You better put a 24/7 guard on that buffalo before some idiot thug kills it just for fun.
...probably turned white in the womb when he realized he was going to be born in New England...