Thursday, July 21, 2011


Birth of third White Buffalo Discussed @ Native American Fellowship tonight

Click on any image to view it in larger format. The photo of Lightning Medicine Cloud, 3rd known male white buffalo calf, is from Huffington Post via the following link:

Birth of rare white buffalo calf discussed tonight
at Native American Fellowship Meeting @ Tinney Chapel

At tonight's regular meeting of the Native American Fellowship (NAF), President Ronny Ellison called on members to share their experiences from recent field trips to Redland, site of the fabled Cherokee massacre, and Greenville, for the birth of a rare white buffalo calf named Lightning Medicine Cloud, only the third known instance of a white, male, non-albino buffalo calf, considered a sacred event in some Native American cultures.

NAF member Sylvia Vandiver has researched the tradition of the white buffalo and was in charge of tonight's program. Many of those who attended the recent field trips said they were visibly touched in unforgettable ways. Newspaper clippings were passed around by Ellison and others mentioned having Googled the white buffalo birth event, prompting the photo above from the Huffington Post which may be viewed there with the original news story at the following link:

Refreshments were served at tonight's meeting. Glenn Goggans brought along a DVD of photos from the white buffalo event, and Steve Silcox briefed the group on Cherokee holidays.

For more information on the Native American Fellowship, contact Ronny Ellison at 903-365-2427. A print and electronic newsletter is also coordinated by two NAF members: Georgia McLain,, and Connie Dollins,

The next meeting of NAF is scheduled for August 18 with noted artist
Efton Edwards in charge of the program.

Those attending tonight's meeting included: Ronny Ellison, Joe Dan Boyd, Steve Silcox, Glenn Goggans, Georgia McLain, Connie Dollins, Bill Jones, Linda Hallman, Joe Matthews, Everet Pyle, Barbara Pyle, Josephine Garrett, Joyce Henry, Alice Deitering, Sylvia Vandiver, Beth Newkirk, Corinne Tinney.

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