Serving the Nations. Celebrating the People.
In the rolling meadow below Mohawk Mountain in the northwest corner of Connecticut, a white buffalo baby trots alongside his massive mother, his whiteness highlighted against her dark brown winter fur that is still molting in the summer heat.
As the killing of the rare white buffalo calf in Texas is becoming a national news story, more details are emerging about the circumstance’s of White Medicine Cloud’s death, and that of the sacred animal’s mother.
Just days ago, American Indians of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation joyously welcomed 62 pure strain buffalo transferred from Yellowstone National Park.
A story on the event posted to this site earlier today quoted numerous sources — some Indians, some not — who saw the transfer as a long overdue restoration. Said Iris Grey Bull, a Sioux member from Fort Peck, “This is a historical moment for us. We’re rebuilding our lives. We’re healing from historical trauma.”
To read more about the recent white buffalo hunting saga, see “$13,500 to Kill Sacred White Buffalo in Texas—Can This Be True?” and “White Buffalo Hunt Causing Uproar Throughout Indian Country Will Stop”
“It’s a special day,” Larry Wetsit said. “Our people have been waiting and praying about this for a couple hundred years. My relations, there were hundreds of them, starved on several occasions here as we were placed on the reservation. It was all about having no buffalo. That was the low part in our history, the lowest we could go. This is a start on the road to recovery.”