Picture from KDFW Fox 4 Dallas-Ft Worth
There is nothing more sacred to the Native Americans, than the rare non-albino white buffalo. Only 1 out of every 10 million is born a rare non-albino white buffalo. Last year, on May 12, 2011, a baby non-albino white buffalo was born and being raised on a Lakota Buffalo Ranch near Greenville, Texas. This buffalo was honored and given the name of Lightning Medicine Cloud.
Arby Little Soldier, owner of The Lakota Buffalo Ranch where Lightning Medicine Cloud was located, came home from being out of town to a horrific scene. The sacred baby calf was killed and skinned. The very next day, Lightning Medicine Cloud’s mother was also found dead.
Lightning Medicine Cloud was not just a beautiful non-albino white buffalo. He was a sacred symbol of hope to all Indian nations. “In Lakota spirituality, our survival as people depends on believing in and heeding the white buffalo’s sacred message, which urges us to live the understanding that all living being are linked and interdependent.” -- Melanie J Martin
Why would anyone take the life of a symbol of spirituality? Why weren’t Native spiritual values honored?
This is a terrible, hateful crime; a spiritual injustice. This should never happen, I pray for justice to be served. God Bless our Native Americans.
Martin, Melanie J. “The White Buffalo: A Living Prophecy in Western Pennsylvania.” May 4, 2012. <http://www.nativevillage.org/Inspiration-/white_buffalo%20a%20living%20prophecy.htm