The White Buffalo

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About this artwork

White bison are extremely rare. Only about one in ten million bison born are white. They can be white for several reasons. In this case, the one I have depicted is leucistic, that is, lacking all pigment, hence it has blue eyes.

The occurrence of a white buffalo is said to be a sacred sign in several Native American religions, including the Sioux and Lakota, where the birth of a white calf is a sign of prosperity. The stories I found only mentioned white calves. I saw no reference to adult wild white bison. There is however a movie called The White Buffalo. It starred Charles Bronson and was a kind of western-horror hybrid. I saw it when I was a kid and remember it being pretty scary.

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