'Lightning Medicine Cloud' powwow to go on despite buffalo deaths

'Lightning Medicine Cloud' powwow to go on despite buffalo deaths

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Lightning Medicine Cloud, a white buffalo, was born onto Arby Little Soldier’s Lakota Ranch with great ceremony. Now, at just under one-year-old, the sacred and rare calf is dead. Authorities believe the animal and his mother were intentionally killed.

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Posted on May 11, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Updated Friday, May 11 at 12:24 PM

Despite the death of two treasured buffalo, the Lightning Medicine Cloud Annual Greenville Scholarship Native American Powwow will proceed as planned at Lakota Ranch.

Someone killed a white buffalo named "Lightning Medicine Cloud" last month, just shy of its first birthday. It was considered sacred in Native American culture. Its mother also was killed.

The powwow was originally to be a birthday celebration for Lightning Medicine Cloud. It will now serve as a memorial to the buffalo.

The reward for information leading to the buffalo's killer now stands $45,000. You can donate to the reward fund by clicking here.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hunt County Sheriff's Department.



 

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