Skip to comments.Reward offered in death of Lightning Medicine Cloud
Posted on 05/04/2012 6:45:36 PM PDT by mylife
May 4, 2012 Reward offered in death of Lightning Medicine Cloud
By BRAD KELLAR CNHI
GREENVILLE A grieving Arby Little Soldier announced Friday a $5,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the person or persons responsible for the deaths of Lightning Medicine Cloud, a white buffalo sacred to Native Americans, and his mother.
"The people have taken the heart of a spiritual situation here," Little Soldier said.
During a press conference at the Lakota Ranch near Greenville, investigators looking into the deaths declined to release any details as to how the buffaloes died, other than to confirm that a criminal probe was underway, involving the Hunt County Sheriff's Office, the Texas Rangers and the federal Department of Indian Affairs.
Sheriff Randy Meeks did not comment on reports aired by a Dallas television station concerning the case.
"We are still early into the investigation and I'm not at liberty to say," Meeks said, adding a veterinarian was called to the ranch upon the discovery of the bodies. "We have not received that report yet."
Next week's Native American Powwow, which had been scheduled at the ranch to celebrate Lightning Medicine Cloud's first birthday, will still be presented.
"We are now going to celebrate his memorial," Little Soldier said.
You intimated that some people would have reason to see to it the buffalo did not survive. So you have no reason or anything to have said that? no knowledge or facts? why say it?
It’s complicated, like the Jewish Red Heifer
My friend’s son recieved a letter today on a traffic ticket he had recieved. The letterhead and on the envelop was the Department of Safety and HOMELAND SECURITY. Since when did the federal government get involved in a traffic violation. This is in the state of Tennessee.
Yes. They believed if they did the Ghost Dance and the white buffalo came the land would rise up like a wave and bury all the whites.
NBC 5 says the animals were skinned
NBC 5 says the animals were skinned.
This was premeditated.
That rules out poisonous plants, coyotes and sadistic eff-heads. You got rustlers!
I said it wasn't simple. And it isn't simple to explain.
I have rope. A short piece anyway. And plenty of tall trees.
I'm saving the lamp posts for politicians.
... how about pure mean and ornery, getting pleasure hurting and disrespecting an important aspect of the culture of a people.
Rustlers would not have targeted the white buffalo a week ahead of its 1st birthday.
Some weird shit going on here.
Yep, that’s the way of the west. Never waste a bullet on a rustler when you can use a length of reusable hemp.
well there you go, I wasn’t expecting a treatise, just a little info. thank you.
It sounds to me like someone wants to sell those hides. Why they would bother to come back for the mama buffler I don’t know since the white hide would be the big money. I’d call that a rustler even though they didn’t steal them alive.
Light em up! /s LOL
I think there some twisted religious thing behind this entire matter.