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Rare Birth of White Buffalo Celebrated in Naming Ceremony

By July 11, 2011

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A white buffalo calf, born during a thunderstorm on a Lakota ranch in Greenville, Texas on May 12th, was aptly named Lightning Medicine Cloud. Its name was also selected as a tribute to Big Medicine, a white buffalo born in 1933.

The birth of a white non-albino buffalo is a rare occurrence and is treated by the Lakota Sioux nation as a sign of peace and hope. About 2000 people gathered on Wednesday, June 29th in Greenville, Texas for a special naming ceremony held to honor the calf's sacred birth. The blessed Native American event was comprised of spiritual songs, gourd dancing, drumming, and smoking of the pipe to invoke unity and hope.

Floyd Hand Looks For Buffalo, an Oglala Medicine Man from Pine Ridge, South Dakota says this about the sacred birth "It will bring about purity of mind, body, and spirit and.. unify all nations--black, red, yellow, and white."

According to the Lakota Sioux nation the birth of a white buffalo is a good omen. The White Buffalo Calf Woman story tells of a beautifully dressed woman being seen by Lakota warriors during a hunt. The woman spent time with them and taught them spiritual lessons. Afterwards she laid upon the ground and rolled four times, changing colors at each roll, at the end she transformed into the form of a white buffalo calf.

Owners of the Lakota buffalo ranch, Arby and Pat Little Soldier, have set up visitation hours for anyone interested in going to the ranch and seeing Lightning Medicine Cloud.

Comments
July 12, 2011 at 10:12 am
(1) michelle says:

I have had the great pleasure to be asked to communicate with Lightning Medicine Cloud for the forthcoming film ‘White Buffalo – An American Prophecy’.

I have also communicated with many of the others and it has been an amazing experience.

It is great that you are bringing awareness to these Buffalo and the message they bring.

Best wishes
Michelle

July 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm
(2) phylameana says:

That’s really cool Michelle, I’d love to hear about that communication after in happens. Was the movie in the works before Lightning Medicine Cloud was born?

July 17, 2011 at 11:16 am
(3) Joni DaNerd says:

Thanks for letting us know about this new White Buffalo, and for serving as a liason between the New Age and Native American peoples on this very important issue. I have a few questions that are troubling me greatly about this new one, I hope you can answer.

One, why does the prophecy say that this one must be male? Everything I understand about the White Buffalo points to the idea that White Buffalo Woman is a woman, and she will return in the form of a female white buffalo, and also in the form of a visible human female (possibly meaning a change in the consciousness of human females and accompanying change in the global consciousness of humanity.)

So why do the keepers of this one say so strongly that the prophecy says that this one must be male?

Also, why do they say that this is the third white buffalo? There have been at least 15 more since Miracle, including a male that was born on the Heider farm shortly after Miracle’s death, that one lived only a few days before he was taken by the Thunders. Even if we don’t count the albinos, blue-eyed ones, and mixed (beefalos) there have been more than 3 born since Big Medicine. So why do they say that there have been only 3?

Finally, I would like very much to come to the Pipe Ceremony in October, but I think I might be on moontime then. What should I do? Could I still come if I’m careful?

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