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July 03, 2011

Great White Buffalo Returns

Born during a thunderstorm in Greenville, Texas, his name is Lightning Medicine Cloud. The Lakota Sioux have a legend that the return of the great white buffalo will signal the dawn of a new age of limited government, fiscal responsibility, greater individual liberty, an end to judicial activism, a strong Tenth Amendment, and peace and love and stuff like that. I think.

Because of his unique colour, the two-month-old calf, still unsteady on his feet, caused over 2,000 Native Americans from across the U.S. to flock to the Lakota Ranch, in Greenville near Dallas, for yesterday's celebrations.

White buffalo are considered to be sacred signs in several Native American religions, and thus have great spiritual importance in those cultures and are visited for prayer and other religious ceremonies.

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The Lakota Sioux believe that Whope, the goddess of peace, once appeared in the form of a white buffalo calf, and the belief is that the goddess will return once four such calves are born, bringing in 'a new age', which some reckon could be the end of the world.

'He's the hope of all nations,' said Arby Little Soldier, upon whose land the calf was born on May 12.

'That night it started to rain and thunder and lightening and hail. But now the red man, black man, white man and yellow man; we've all got to come together as one.'

Lightning Medicine Cloud is only the third of it's kind known and the first male in 150 years. The frequency of a white buffalo birth is estimated at one in ten million. More here and here. Video from KDFW in Dallas below the fold.


The Nuge is said to be even more energized than usual.

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