Rare white buffalo gets a name

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Posted on June 30, 2011 at 1:33 AM

GREENVILLE — There was a big event for a little white buffalo on Wednesday.

Hundreds of people were on hand for a naming ceremony for the rare white buffalo born in Greenville last month.

The buffalo calf was born into a legacy that the Lakota Sioux say spans hundreds of years.

The calf will be called "Lightning Medicine Cloud: because he was born during a lightning storm.

"It's a religious aspect that a lot of the plains tribes revere," explained Terry Ashby of Frisco. "This is a prophecy that has basically come true."

Native American elders say the calf is only the third of his kind.

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