Native American tribe welcomes ‘extremely rare’ white buffalo calf
Published: Jun. 18, 2022 at 1:06 PM EDT
BELCOURT, N.D. (KFYR/Gray News) - The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians recently celebrated the birth of a white buffalo calf.
The tribe views the white buffalo as the most sacred living thing on earth and says the extremely rare animal signifies a sign of hope that their prayers are being answered.
During the birth, the tribe held a community healing fire and started a Sun Dance, as reported by KFYR.
“I didn’t believe it. I said I’ll believe it when I see it because we were gifted a white buffalo last year, and just the odds that a calf would be born this year, or at all, are just astronomical,” said TMBCI Tribal Chairman Jamie Azure.
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