White Buffalo Woman

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.”

 

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