The white bison is an American iconic image. White buffalo or white bison is an American bison possessing white fur and is considered sacred or spiritually significant in several Native American religions; therefore, such buffalo are often visited for prayer and other religious rituals. I had the great experience of visiting the Lucky 8 Ranch in Oak Creek, Colorado. They currently have a herd of 350 bison.

Oglala Sioux spiritual leader Floyd Looks for Buffalo Hand, a grandson of Red Cloud, is quoted as saying “The arrival of the white buffalo is like the second coming of Christ. … It will bring about purity of mind, body, and spirit and unify all nations—black, red, yellow, and white.”

​A white buffalo calf is extremely rare and happens only 1 in 10 million births from the mating of two brown bison.

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