Native American Totems

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In my last post we discussed the legend of White Buffalo Calf Woman.  We discussed briefly the story of this Native American holy woman and how she came to earth to teach the Lakota Sioux their Seven Sacred Rituals and left them the holiest of all worship symbols – the Sacred Pipe.  Before she left The People she promised to come back to earth one day and that we would know she was coming when a white buffalo calf was born.

On August 20, 1994 a white buffalo calf was born along the Rock River in Janesville, Wisconsin. She was named “Miracle” and the world took notice.  In fact by the autumn time of 2000 there were 7 white buffalo calves born onto the world stage.  Some, might say this lessens the significance but many think these births are quite worthy of taking note.  Is it just a coincidence that there were 7 born and there are 7 sacred rituals?

Miracle lived for 10 years and gave birth to 4 more white calves.  To give you some idea of how phenomenal this is let me share some statistics with you.  In the days when the buffalo herds were numerous, pre 1800s, the chances of a white buffalo calf being born were 1 in 10 million.  Due to them being hunted to near extinction by the 1800s the odds became too high to even calculate.  So, for the world to be seeing these calves being born more often at this time in history seems like a sign to me and millions of others who embrace the teachings of the indigenous peoples of North America.

Legend Of The Pipe print
Legend Of The Pipe by Singletree3

Perhaps at a time when our world seems to be driven by greed and mankind has embraced too many unholy ways, it is time for Pte San Wi to return to us and she is giving us signs to open our minds and hearts for her return.  We need to understand and embrace her teachings that the Great Spirit lives in all things, gives life to all forms, and supplies energy to all things of creation.  We are reminded by these white buffalo calves and their coming that the Lakota saying of Mitakuye Oyasin has real meaning and real significance to the survival of mankind here on Mother Earth.

~Mitakuye Oyasin~ We are all related