The birth of three white
buffalo - An Extraordinary Sign!
This year on Mother's
Day weekend in America, a very special event took place. Three white
bison calves were born in Bend, Oregon into a herd of 11 white
buffalo. This herd of 11 white buffalo was moved up from Arizona
last August, when the owner of the herd's dying wish was that they
move to greener pastures.. These newly born white bison are not
albino -- which have pink noses and eyes, but rather these rare
babies have brown noses and blue eyes. And they were born big and
strong and very white which is a very good sign that they will make
it to adulthood.
In some Native American cultures the White bison symbolize peace and
prayer. So the birth of three at once is considered to be an
extraordinary event at the nonprofit, Sacred World Peace Alliance
where they were born. "There are some prophecies that say if the
buffalo come to the western shores, world peace will begin," said
the president of SWPA, Cynthia Hart-Button. "And we're seeing
changes. It's a sign of change to the world." She also added that
according to history, the chances of a white buffalo being born is
one in 10 million.
The legend of the White Buffalo
Sioux mythology has a female character of supernatural origin
referred to as the White Buffalo Calf Woman.
According to legend, two men were sent out by their starving and
demoralized villages to look for buffalo herds near the Sacred
Hills, also know as the Black Hills, in western South Dakota.
They had a vision of a maiden dressed in white buckskin, who told
them to prepare the villages for her arrival. She appeared soon
after and brought prayers, teachings, a sacred pipe and other
She promised to return someday to renew the people's faith and
spirit, and as she departed, she turned into a buffalo calf. She
rolled over repeatedly, changing from black to brown to yellow to
white. Ever since, the white buffalo has been viewed as a return of
the maiden and her promise of renewal.