An EXTREMELY rare white buffalo calf has been born – and one tribe believes this is a sign that “prayers are being answered”.
The unique animal was born to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tribe.
The tribe considers the white buffalo to be the most sacred creature on the planet, KFYR-TV reports.
Because of this, she believes the very unusual animal is a sign that her prayers are being answered.
“I didn’t believe it,” said TMBCI tribal chairman Jamie Azure.
“I said I believe it when I see it because we got a gift of a white buffalo last year and the odds of a calf being born this year or ever are just astronomical.”
According to Legends of America, The Legend of the White Buffalo is a nearly 2,000-year-old tale passed down by the Lakota (Sioux) nation.
Though there are multiple variations of the story, it all connects to the same sacred meaning.
“The return of the white buffalo is a sign that prayers will be answered, the sacred pipe honored and the promises of prophecy fulfilled,” said Medicine Cards authors Jamie Sams and David Carsons.
“White Buffalo signals a time of abundance and abundance.”
The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tribe hails from North Dakota.
According to their website, it is a dynamic multicultural community that blends Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) and Metis/Cree traditions to create a culture that is both unique and colorful and vibrant.
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