Sacred White Buffalo ‘Lightning Medicine Cloud’ Killed And Skinned
Lightning Medicine Cloud, a rare non-albino white buffalo, was discovered killed and skinned at Lakota Ranch in Greenville, Texas.
The white male buffalo calf was considered scared to some local Native Americans. The chance a buffalo will be born white is said to be 1 in 10 million, Fox News reported.
It once held an esteemed position in the living room of the Bath Township home of Jim and Vanita Oelschlager.
When their grandkids first saw it some 10 or 12 years ago, Vanita Oelschlager said, they were downright frightened by it.
Darkness closes around a circle of white-clothed figures seated in a thatch-roofed building in the Peruvian jungle. One by one, they kneel and drink a cup of liquid proffered by a gray-haired man seated on a low stool under a religious icon.
Do you see them? All over Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside there are junkies, addicts and alkies. On street corners, in alleys, lurking outside the ancient hotels. All over Downtown Eastside there’s also help available for junkies, addicts, alkies—detox programs, 12-step meetings, residential treatment centers, methadone clinics, safe-injection protocols. Some of the programs are sponsored by the local churches.
Thousands of Hmong refugees settled in the Central Valley in the 1970s and like most immigrants, they brought their own traditions with them. Back home, the Hmong were more likely to see a shaman than a doctor when they got sick and that has presented something of a challenge for health care professionals here in California.