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Tribal members in Montana celebrate rare white buffalo calf


September 8, 2020

She's one in a million.

About 30 people, including members from all seven tribes in Montana, gathered Aug. 29 in Lolo to celebrate and honor the birth of a white buffalo calf.

The female calf was born about two months ago at the Bitterroot Valley Bison Ranch. At the ceremony, tribal members named her the Creator's White Buffalo Maiden.

Experts say the birth of a white buffalo is "extremely rare," and for many tribal members in Montana, the extraordinary animal holds spiritual power and cultural significance.


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