2,000 people came to see the naming ceremony of a rare white buffalo born in Greenville, Texas said Linda Stewart Ball for the Associated Press. The buffalo is not an albino as it has a dark nose and markings on it’s tail. It was named Lightning Medicine Cloud. It was born in a thunderstorm, hence the Lightning and Cloud. Medicine was added as a tribute to a previous white buffalo with the name Big Medicine.
The white buffalo is an omen that signifies the arrival of hard times unless people learn to change their ways and live in a manner that benefits everyone, including Mother Earth, according to literature distributed at the entrance gate.
“It’s the beginning of a new age, new times,” said Samuel Joseph Lone Wolf, a Native American elder from Palestine, who played an important role in Wednesday’s ceremony. “The birth of the white buffalo calf, it tells us we need to get right, not just with Mother Nature but with all nations and with the Creator, which is God.”
The birth of a white buffalo, according to Arby Little Soldier the great-great grandson of Sitting Bull, is about the same odds as winning the lottery.
Little Lightning Medicine Cloud even has his own website.