White Dog Art

big medicine

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on November 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm

watercolor aceo 11/2012

The white buffalo is sacred within Native American spirituality.  The legend is that a holy woman brought the peace pipe to the Lakota. She taught them how to pray using the pipe and she told them of the value of the buffalo, women and children. She told the women that they were from Mother Earth. She said to them that what they were doing was as great as what the warriors were doing. Then, she left saying that she would return and then turned into a female white buffalo calf. White buffalos are very rare. Whenever one is born it is considered auspicious. ‘Big Medicine’ was a white bison male who lived 1933 to 1959.

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  1. Beautiful!!! I read about the Lakota in ‘Hanta Yo’ by Ruth Beebe Hill. Very impressive.

  2. Beautiful and wise. Big Medicine looks so gentle and kind.

  3. White Buffalo Calf Woman is the feminine form of compassion.

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