Native Americans have always had many legends that span over thousands of years. Yet despite the many legends, the most sacred one involves the birth of a White Buffalo calf.

There are countless stories about the White Buffalo, with a slightly different tale being told for every tribe. But the message is clear in all of them; The Native Americans see the white buffalo calf as a sign to begin mending life's sacred hoop, to connect with each another and with our Mother Earth whom we must stop destroying. The White Buffalo is a very sacred sign and symbol to the Native Americans.

It may be that not all white buffaloes are created equal, for there is a herd in Bend, Oregon, that contains 11 white buffaloes. Even so, it’s safe to say there aren’t a lot of them; an article on the herd from 2010 said that experts estimate that there are less than 50 white buffaloes in existence. Native Americans are taking this as a sign that something profound is happening to our planet as well as to humanity.

The sacredness of the white buffalo is linked to the story of White Buffalo Calf Woman, a Lakota prophet who brought the Lakota the Seven Sacred Rituals.

Esteemed Lakota spiritual leader John Lame Deer called the white buffalo “the most sacred living thing you could ever encounter.” Oglala Sioux spiritual leader Floyd Looks for Buffalo Hand, a grandson of Red Cloud, is quoted as saying “The arrival of the white buffalo is like the second coming of Christ. … It will bring about purity of mind, body, and spirit and unify all nations—black, red, yellow, and white.”

Understanding just how important the white buffalo is then, it becomes extremely hideous and despicable that a canned hunting outfit in Texas called the Texas Hunt Lodge is now offering the chance to kill these majestic and spiritually significant creatures. For $18,500, a person can go there and do exactly that.

These are canned hunts which means the animal has no chance for escape and is in an enclosed area that makes it extremely easy to kill them. They are also usually very used to the presence of humans so they do not have the fear of man as would a wild bison. The White Buffalo has a very spiritual significance to the Native American culture.

Responses to "$18,500 to kill Sacred White Buffalo in Texas outrages Native Americans"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sadistic, greedy, people suckering kill happy gun owners to destroy innocent trapped animals. That's not anything to be proud of or admired. Wonder what kind of tall tales the hunters are going to come up with once they display their prey? And, how many people will believe them?

  2. Anonymous says:

    It is an act of abhorrence to kill such an amazing, and rare beast. There really is something wrong with the planet and the people destroying her and her brethren.

  3. Gaetano says:

    Vial subspecies can only entertain such a horrible act! Subhuman garbage.

  4. I am losing hope for the future of mankind more

  5. Unknown says:

    How is killing a grazing animal considered hunting? There is a mental health epidemic among people who get a thrill out of killing animals.

  6. Shame on Anyone that Would do This...

  7. Unknown says:

    Greedy cowards. Hunt will be set up so buffalo has no chance. Hell holds a special place for all involved.

  8. Anonymous says:

    No words:(

  9. I says:

    You people should be ashamed of yourselves. Is there anything​ sacred in this life. What goes around comes around. You will see. Wait for it. You will know when Karma come looking for you.

  10. Unknown says:

    these people, must have to make up for smaller things, small intellect, small brains, small organs--no respect for god's creatures. i can only pray that one day, they too get hunted in a small enclosure, and the same result happens to them!

  11. Unknown says:

    this is just so awful that it makes me sick to my stomach, hunting does not involve killing trapped animals that are used to human contact, hunting is a skill that should only be used when it is done correctly, otherwise you are just a sad pathetic human being, it is so sad to me that we call them "animals" and we are the only ones that do this sort of thing...

  12. Anonymous says:

    Just finished reading the book "Ishmael" by D. Quinn. Excellent book that shows humankind how screwed up we truly are as inhabitants of this beautiful planet. Seems to me we are hell-bent on our own destruction and won't be happy until we have completely fouled the world for all life. I hope our Mother allows us to destroy ourselves before we do more damage to Her and Her sacred beings...those content to live in harmony with natural law.

  13. how much to hunt the ranch owners?

  14. Anonymous says:

    The people on both sides of this "hunt" are Depraved.

  15. Anonymous says:

    This is such an injustice. Do you honestly think that by doing this you're a supreme being? You're all cowards and you will pay dearly for what you do. Whether it be Karma or God, your time will come.

  16. Gabrielle D. Peak says:

    I know that the YO Ranch is known for their exotic animal "Hunts" which this article said are known as "canned hunts". The owner of the YO Ranch,Charles Schreiner IV, lives in Salado,Texas now. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if he is behind this as he and his friends are ruthless.

  17. Anonymous says:

    White black who cares eat it

  18. There is an abyss under rock bottom, apparently the dregs crawl out now and again to wreck havoc on innocent animals and leave humanity totally dismayed.

  19. J Brenner says:

    Thank you for sharing the simplicity of life and it's beauty.
    I apologize for the many who have no respect for it.

  20. Absolutely shameful and these sick, bloodthirsty, gutless excuses for human beings need to be caged and disposed of!

  21. P Brenner says:

    The people doing this should be mounted on the wall, not the White Buffalo. Karma's a bitch and I pray it gets you good. Why on earth would you want to kill such a beautiful animal that there are mayby 50 left in extinction. They're to be admired from afar, not killed. U call urself a Hunter? Ur not. U don't need them for food to survive so LEAVE THEM ALONE. U truly have no conscious or respect for or precious wildlife. I pray for karma for whomever kills one of these beautiful creatures. This makes my blood boil.

  22. Richard L says:

    make the creeps who pay this amount famous... post every bit of info about them publicly ... just like the lion hunt etc !

  23. Anonymous says:

    It is atrocious that any animal is killed in canned hunting.

    White people's animal cruelty is never criminalized.

  24. Unknown says:

    stop this barbaric outdated human activity....ignorant hunting.....

  25. whoareu says:

    And the mother bears and cubs in their den. These atrocities calls or drastic measures and yet where is the outrage against these evil practises? I say hang all the bastards high and be done with it.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Some cultures have no principles, no spiritual and moral foundation and lack respect for living beings. These people are basically psychopathic. Compassion, transparency & equanimity, Sally

  27. pc1949 says:

    What gives the Texas Hunt Lodge the right to kill a animal that was created b God ? What kind of person would do this kind of thing ? If you have 18500.00 to blow , send it to the relief efforts everywhere to people that have nothing to eat or a roof over their heads.Look in the mirror and what do you see ? I will tell you a POS that needs to feel like he is special.

  28. Who has a right to collect monies for the killings? Bad enough that any one wants to kill these beautiful animals, but that someone says they have the right to be a money collector for it and someone is stupid enough to pay them shows the arrogance and lack of mentality we r dealing with. Come on people. Get out there and protect these creatures. Camp out if you have to.

  29. Anonymous says:

    STOP THIS! Live and let live!!!

  30. How awful, how can this be stopped??? Maybe getting the news media involved? This just disgraceful.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Ill pay 40k for the death of whoever kills these beauties.. and another 100k for the head of the one paying the 18500.. si i can hang it on my wall next to the pict of a white buffalo.

  32. Unknown says:

    killing an tame and trapped animal is like shooting a infant in a crib if the hunter needs something to kill look no further then the mirror and then eat your gun but please video it

  33. Anonymous says:

    How did these thugs even get a White Buffalo for their "ranch?" Maybe someone can go round them up & set them free?

  34. Betty says:

    What is it with some people that they have to go and kill everything?

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  36. Unknown says:

    This is against their religious beliefs. And I agree with them if this country can support refugee religious beliefs, well they can damn well respect that of the Native American people..after all they are the only true Americans anyways..

  37. Anonymous says:

    Man some people, you guys should see how McDonald's beef is raised before you start complaining about Buffalo. So why don't you go ahead and eat another Big Mac and smile and know they love you

  38. Karin H says:

    Someone needs to set up a GoFundMe or something - raise multiples of $18,500 for people to go there, "hunt" and symbolically "shoot" one of these buffalo, and then take it with them to be adopted, by Lakota or anyone else who will promise not to kill it for profit.

  39. Anonymous says:

    you can leave a message on their website by using the chat feature that pops up........

  40. Dahlia B. says:

    Do some good. Go to the company's website (link in the araticle) and tell them what you think!

  41. Unknown says:

    And thus the mighty tatanka will be your enemy throughout your journey. May you wake hours be filled with horror and your sleeping hours haunt you and may the moon offer your spirit no rejuvination. May the Mother herself rise up and attack you and all that are kin. And may your hate be returned to you in spades. Haven't you killed enough buffalo? Have you not disrespected enough of our people. May your greed and the way you entrap these animals come to you and on your last journey may the mighty spirit of Tatanka and all spirit animals join to make it so you never reach peace. You are not warriors, warriors kill to feed, to honour the life and spirit. Anyone who partakes in these hunts, may my words resound throughout your life and haunt you.

  42. Unite Urban Warrior Society has been involved in this issue for about 5-years. We have shut one down, there is also one in South Dakota. We also have a petition to outlaw this practice. Go to our protect the sacred white buffalo page.(Facebook)

  43. Anonymous says:

    What if....they were genetically engineered? Would they still be "sacred" or would they be considered frauds? Understanding how genetics works could make them as commonplace as brown buffalo. Would they still be "sacred"?

  44. JCFuller says:

    I'm a hunter, but I will NOT hunt a fenced animal! That's not sport- even for food! But let me pose this question to all who are so upset: how do you justify killing a human baby 'fenced' in the womb????

  45. Unknown says:

    Way kill this innocent being that did not ask to be killed their sacred in My Tribe and the tribe you're talking about is where I'm from killing these Buffalo words like killing my family how would you like it if somebody was killing something secret of yours all I have to say

  46. Unknown says:

    Ps I am 100% Lakota they are my family

  47. Anonymous says:

    I’m appalled to hear how bad the human race is becoming they have no value on life no wonder gunmen go on rampages :( - Kim

  48. This is really disgusting. As is all the canned hunting and hunting in general. It just makes me feel really sick that this all goes on. I think even more so that its that people get a thrill out of it. So much evil and twistedness. I just don't understand that. It really hurts my soul .

  49. gail says:

    Barbaric inbreds don’t care what or how they kill anything, or even if it hurts our souls. They laugh at us. Laws are on their side. Murder just for show and selfies. Vote.

  50. Max_hart says:

    No respect we should remember money is not everything man should appreciate what our God has given us and learn from our past mistakes

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