Rare White Buffalo Killed in Greenville, TX

The Hunt County Sheriff's Department is among several agencies investigating the gruesome death of a rare white buffalo, born nearly a year ago on a ranch near Greenville.

Lakota Buffalo Ranch owner Arby Little Soldier said he and his wife returned from out of town to find the calf, considered sacred by some in the Native American community, killed and skinned. The next day its mother was also found dead.

The non-albino white buffalo was named Lightning Medicine Cloud in a special ceremony last summer. The chance of a white buffalo birth is said to be 1 in 10 million.

"My people – my brothers, my sisters – are hurt for what has happened here at this ranch," Little Soldier said. "You don't think things like this are going to happen to such a sacred animal, a sacred family."

He hopes to bury Lightning Medicine Cloud with his mother and father along a tree line. The calf's father was struck by lightning about a month ago.

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Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run

Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run Lakota Riders,
Organizers P.O. Box 3030, Pine Ridge, SD 57770



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Annual Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run To Honor the Trail of Chief Big Foot Eagle Butte, S.D. –
The Annual Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 - 4, 2012. This event, which follows the Trail of Chief Big Foot, begins at Fort Yates, ND, continues to Eagle Butte, SD and ends at Wounded Knee, SD.

The Mission of the Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run is to preserve the memory of the innocent Lakota People who suffered and died on December 29, 1890. Participants will honor the ancestors through prayer and ceremony by remembering and paying their respects. Educational programs coordinated throughout the Run will be presented by Descendents of the Wounded Knee Massacre, bringing awareness to all people; then healing and unity can be achieved.

The Organizers (Lakota Riders) along with the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River & Pine Ridge Reservations collaborate on educational programs for the Run. There are Riders from other Tribal Nations as well as non-native riders from all over the United States and Canada that come to ride in honor of those buried at Wounded Knee; in lieu of the Roll Call of Names, the Riders are each given a Name Tag to carry as they ride in memory. Many Riders have been drawn to the Run because of the traditional respectfulness and integrity that is shown and given throughout the duration of the event.

Registration for the Motorcycle Run will be on Friday, Aug. 3rd, at the Prairie Knights Casino parking lot along North Dakota Highway 24 at Fort Yates, ND from 8:00-10:00 a.m. CST and will continue on Saturday, Aug. 4th, at the HVJ Cultural Center along South Dakota Highway 212 at Eagle Butte, SD from 7:00-8:00 a.m. MST. Organizers are asking for donations of $20 for riders, $10 for passengers and $20 for support vehicles (cash only). Proceeds from the event will benefit charitable organizations on the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, and Pine Ridge Reservations. The Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run is an alcohol and drug-free event. Disclaimer: The Wounded Knee Memorial