The Legend of the Native American White Buffalo:|
One summer a long time ago, the seven sacred council fires of
the Lakota Sioux came together and camped. The sun was strong and the people
were starving for there was no game.
Two young men went out to hunt. Along the way, the two men met a beautiful young
woman dressed in white who floated as she walked. One man had bad desires for
the woman and tried to touch her, but was consumed by a cloud and turned into a
pile of bones.
The woman spoke to the second young man and said, "Return to your people and
tell them I am coming." This holy woman brought a wrapped bundle to the people.
She unwrapped the bundle giving to the people a sacred pipe and taught them how
to use it to pray. "With this holy pipe, you will walk like a living prayer,"
she said. The holy woman told the Sioux about the value of the buffalo, the
women and the children. "You are from Mother Earth," she told the women, "What
you are doing is as great as the warriors do."
Before she left, she told the people she would return. As she walked away, she
rolled over four times, turning into a white female buffalo calf. It is said
after that day the Lakota honored their pipe, and buffalo were plentiful.
A White Buffalo, named Big Medicine died in 1959. But, on August 20th, 1994 a
white buffalo named" Miracle" was born in Central Wisconsin. The chance of a
white buffalo being born makes your odds of winning the lottery look good,
"Miracles" likelihood, according to the numbers from the National Buffalo
Association, is somewhere in the range of 6 billion to 1.
This calf was a sign of the return of White Buffalo Calf Woman who brought the
Sacred Pipe to the Lakota Nation and in other forms brought holy objects to
other Native Nations. She had promised that she would return when humans had
forgotten Great Mystery and the Spiritual Laws and were in a time of great
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