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 teaching 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. (from John Lame Deer’s telling in 1967).
Miracle, the Sacred White Female Buffalo Calf, was born on the farm of Dave, Valerie, and Corey Heider near Janesville, Wisconsin during the morning of August 20, 1994. Not an albino, she was considered to be the first white buffalo calf born since 1933. Furthermore, she was extremely important to the religious beliefs of many American Indian and Canadian First Nations tribes.
In the last week of May, 2008, a white calf was born to a normal brown 2 year old at the National Buffalo Museum, Jamestown ND, so there are now 3 white buffalo there.
The time of prophesy is upon us.
May your Spirit see the Time Signs and harken to their messages.
Below is a pastel drawing I did many years ago.. Try to ignore the reflection of my room lights in the picture to the left of the buffalo as the drawing is housed behind glass. And I diliberately drew the brown ghost buffalo’s.
It wasn’t until several months ago, a friend told me that there was also within the picture American Indians within the Buffalo’s hide… Can any of you see them?