An Oregon peacemaker says she was so upset by the apparent slaughter of a rare white buffalo calf in Texas recently that her organization is donating a white buffalo bull from its herd to the Lakota Ranch.
Arby Little Soldier, who owns the ranch near the North Texas town of Greenville where the calf was killed nearly two weeks ago, says he's excited about the 3,000-pound gift.
He had hoped it would arrive during a memorial service and powwow this weekend that was initially intended to celebrate Lightning Medicine Cloud's first birthday.
Last week, Lightning Medicine Cloud, the rare non-albino calf, was discovered slaughtered on the Lakota Ranch in Hunt County. The Lakota Sioux tribe believes the calf, which would have turned 1 year old this month, carries a spiritual message.
The bull's caretaker and president of the Sacred World Peace Alliance, Cynthia Hart-Button, says she's trying to find a way to safely transport the animal, named Chief Hiawatha, from a central Oregon sanctuary.