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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.
Good luck selling a 1 year old white buffalo hide when only 3 white buffaloes have been documented in history
That’s possible. Some faction of Indians may object, for any number of reasons, to someone owning and getting publicity from a white buffalo. Or some non-Indian might have a bug up their arse about Indian spirituality. I don’t get taking the hides in a case like that though.
Something really weird is a foot.
People sell rare paintings and jewels.
I have trouble enough with sects of Christianity let alone trying to understand this incident but I know when someone acted because they were driven.
This was not a random act.
It was a statement of some kind.
Occasionally thieves have been known to be stupid.
“...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.”
Yeah, fat chance!
My paternal grandmother was Welsh. The Welsh people were the people in Britain when the Romans arrived. After the Romans left and Germanic tribes invaded the British Isles, the Welsh were treated to genocide for nearly a millenia. They retreated into the mountains in the western part of the main island of Britain until finally standing their ground in what is known today as Wales.
It has been nearly two thousand years and the Welsh still have their own language and racial identity. But as a group they were smart enough to recognize that living well is the best revenge, and that means succeeding within the greater swell of the human cavalcade.
I have family who are Cherokee and a friend who is half-Apache. Both say the worst thing a person can do is stay on the Reservation. It will kill you.
Are the ranchers that owned them Indian too?
White Buffalo ping
That’s nice! That’s one sexy White Buffalo Goddess.
On May 12th, in the middle of a thunderstorm something remarkable happened on Arby Little Soldier’s ranch in Texas - the birth of a white buffalo,an animal rich in the lore of Native Americans and sacred to many tribes.
White buffalo are extremely rare. To be considered sacred, Little Soldier says, there are certain markings.
Little Soldier would like to name the calf Lightning Medicine Cloud, but that must wait until tribal leaders from around the country gather at his ranch to determine what prophecy the white buffalo brings.
Little Soldier grew up on a reservation in North Dakota. His great grandfather he says was the son of the legendary chief Sitting Bull.
The Little Soldiers have a herd of 1600 bison in North Dakota, selling meat and byproducts, keeping just a small show herd here.
The last true white buffalo, they believe, was born in 1994 in Wisconsin — a female named Miracle.
It is a good painting for acrylic.
Very bold, very symbolic
Well I didn’t say it was likely to happen just that that was what the Ghost Dancers believed back in the day. I have no idea if any Indians take stock in that now. I kind of doubt it. It’s more likely that believers in the power of the White Buffalo today see it more as a spiritual awakening and purification than a temporal salvation of the land and their old way of life.
Thanks for posting that.
I remember that one that was born in Wisconsin.
Someone intends to clone them?