White Buffalo Woman is a goddess of the Plains tribes who brought her people the sacred pipe, the buffalo, a medicine wheel with the four sacred colors, and rituals to connect them with the earth, the sky, the trees and grasses, and the four legged and two legged creatures. Six-legged creatures somehow never get mentioned.
When White buffalo Woman first came to the tribe, a man tried to grab her, with lascivious intentions. So, what did she do? He got blasted with either lightning or a dark cloud, depending on who is telling the story. Nothing was left of him but charred bones.
When she left, she turned into a white buffalo.
And she’s gonna be back.
“Toksha ake wacinyanktin ktelo — I shall see you again.”