Hundreds Celebrate Rare White Bison at Conn. Farm

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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 06:48 PM
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This was an interesting article, and I wanted to share with the members in hopes that some more connected with Native American traditions, could maybe expand on the possible significance of this rare event.


www.chron.com

Dozens of Native Americans wore the traditional garb of their ancestors, sang songs and beat drums on a western Connecticut farm Saturday in celebration of the birth of one of the world's rarest animals — a white bison.

The miracle calf was officially named Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy at the elaborate ceremony at the Mohawk Bison farm in Goshen in the state's northwestern hills. It was born June 16 at the farm of fourth-generation farmer Peter Fay.



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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by JacKatMtn
This was an interesting article, and I wanted to share with the members in hopes that some more connected with Native American traditions, could maybe expand on the possible significance of this rare event.


www.chron.com

Dozens of Native Americans wore the traditional garb of their ancestors, sang songs and beat drums on a western Connecticut farm Saturday in celebration of the birth of one of the world's rarest animals — a white bison.

The miracle calf was officially named Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy at the elaborate ceremony at the Mohawk Bison farm in Goshen in the state's northwestern hills. It was born June 16 at the farm of fourth-generation farmer Peter Fay.


this reminds me of a great movie




posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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I remember that movie.. and have on occasion heard of the white calf, it looks like a good sign according to the article, which would be nice considering all of the bad stuff we have to deal with daily..



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 07:05 PM
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Here's what I found when I searched for it:

The Legend of the White 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). Many believe that the buffalo calf, Miracle, born August 20, 1994 symbolizes the coming together of humanity into a oneness of heart, mind, and spirit.

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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 07:05 PM
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This is an incredible story! The white bison is a powerful omen of change.

I'm afraid I'm speechless, Jak. Indian tribes, particularly the Navajo, are going to be elated with joy.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 07:19 PM
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There was another Thread about a killed white buffalo a while ago.

Wonder if it will happen again to this one.



White Buffalo Killed in Texas, page 1



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 07:30 PM
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I wish Floyd Westerman was still alive. He would have been so happy to see this.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 07:42 PM
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I remember other white buffalo calves being born over the years and each came with a news story explaining how it was an omen ushering in a new age.

The Native American story should have stipulated that whatever is predicted by the white calf would forever remain a secret.... I have no recollection of anything super great coming with any of the previous white calves.
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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 07:54 PM
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X-Files, Season 3, "Paper Clip"

After the Native Americans save Mulder's life a white buffalo is born on their reservation, an omen of great change and rebirth.

One of the classic episodes.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 07:58 PM
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Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
X-Files, Season 3, "Paper Clip"

After the Native Americans save Mulder's life a white buffalo is born on their reservation, an omen of great change and rebirth.

One of the classic episodes.


That's the man I mentioned. His character is Albert Hosteen, the man who saves Spooky.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 11:31 PM
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Good! Someone snuck in a killed the last one. And the weeones mom.

Another one being born has to be a sign right? Considering how rare they are, i'm surprised that another one was born so quickly after the previous one was snuffed.

Good find, S&F



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 01:40 AM
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Very nice find OP. And what a nice beast. If i was a native i would be very excited to see such an animal after reading what it means for them in cassiper's post..

Thank you.
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posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 01:40 AM
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Originally posted by CompisMentis
Very nice find OP. And what a nice beast. If i was a native i would be very excited to see such an animal after reading what it means for them in cassiper's post.

Thank you.



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 01:40 AM
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Originally posted by CompisMentis
Very nice find OP. And what a nice beast. If i was a native i would be very excited to see such an animal after reading what it means for them in cassiper's post.

Thank you.



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 02:05 AM
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BLACK ELK

When Black Elk was nine years old, he had yet to see his first Wasichu, or white man. There were still vast herds of buffalo, and the Indian way of life, Black Elk believed, would last forever. That year, 1872, he had a vision in which he traveled four ascents with his people, which he understood to be the four generations he would know.

At the first ascent, the people camped in a circle. At the center of the circle stood the holy tree. But when they camped at the second ascent Black Elk saw the leaves falling from the sacred tree.

At the camp of the third ascent he saw the Black Road of conflict before them. He saw, too, that the nation's hoop was broken, the sacred tree was dying and all its birds were gone. There he saw that "all of the animals and fowls that were the people ran here and there, for each one seemed to have his own little vision that he followed and his own rules; and all over the universe I could hear the winds at war like wild beasts fighting... It was dark and terrible about me, for all the winds of the world were fighting. It was like rapid gunfire and like whirling smoke, and like women and children wailing and like horses screaming all over the world." The third ascent was the time of the generation living in the 1850's.

At the fourth ascent a Voice said "Behold this day, for it is yours to make. Now you shall stand upon the center of the earth to see..." Then Black Elk stood on the highest mountain of them all, "and round about beneath me was the whole hoop of the world. And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy."

Black Elk's vision of the fourth ascent was one of hope and brotherhood. Because that world did not come to pass, Black Elk lived to be a disappointed man believing that, in some way, he had failed his vision. "You see me now a pitiful old man who has done nothing, for the nation's hoop is broken and scattered. There is no center any longer, and the sacred tree is dead."

Shortly before his death in 1950, Black Elk offered this comment: "I have been told by the white men, or at least by those who are Christian, that God sent to men His son, who would restore order and peace upon the earth; and we have been told that Jesus the Christ was crucified, but that he shall come again at the Last Judgement, the end of this world cycle. This I understand and know that it is true, but the white men should know that for the red people too, it was the will of Wakan-Tanka, the Great Spirit, that an animal turn itself into a two-legged person in order to bring the most holy pipe to His people, and we too were taught that this White Buffalo Cow Woman who brought our sacred pipe will appear again at the end of this world, a coming which we Indians know is now not very far off."

Perhaps, the words Black Elk heard, saying, "Behold this day, for it is yours to make. Now you shall stand upon the center of the earth to see..." is a message to us all. For this day is ours to make, and the center of the earth, Black Elk tells us, is everywhere. All we need to do is see the world in a sacred manner, and the holy tree will live again.



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 02:58 AM
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This story brought back some good memories, thanks for sharing it OP
A white bison born on a farm not far from where I live in the 1990's I believe. People came from all over. It was nice to see so many of my Sioux heritage gather and hold ceremonies at the farm, but sort of sad too because it made me think of all the culture lost here, save for casino's and street names. If I recall, there were reports of people being overcome with emotion, and having visions while gathering there. It was in Janesville, Wi. and the calf's name was Miracle.



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 03:11 AM
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I've been tracking this on their FB, fantastic for the Reservation.



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 08:03 AM
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“TWO WHITE BUFFALO BORN JUNE 16TH IN OREGON AND CONNECTICUT"

The incidence of a white buffalo birth is one in ten million. The incidence of two white buffalo being born on the same date is astronomical.

Link below for full story.

ireport.cnn.com...


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posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 08:24 AM
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Wow, ok. Your new... 5 posts, so far you're doing it wrong.

You can't just plagiarize other peoples work from the net sir. Make it clear that the text you've nicked is from this site and you use ex-text markers.


Anyways, I loved that xfiles episode!
Best of luck to Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy!
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posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Here's a short news clip on the white bison







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