posted on May, 25 2004 @ 08:09 AM
Heres a brief of the legand of the buffalo.
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).
Source: Walks with spirit,