O’siyo. In case you missed this article, we thought it was worth printing again. Last month, hundreds of Native Americans gathered in a field at the Mohawk Bison farm in Goshen, Conn. to attend an elaborate ceremony celebrating the birth of a white, 30-pound bull calf — a white bison named Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy. The calf is one of the rarest animals in the world, and was born on the farm, which is owned by fourth-generation farmer Peter Fay. We all pray for the safety of Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy.
Excerpt: Hundreds gather in Conn. to name rare white bison
“Dozens of Native Americans wore the traditional garb of their ancestors, sang songs and beat drums on a western Connecticut farm Saturday in celebration of the birth of one of the world’s rarest animals — a white bison.
The miracle calf was officially named Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy at the elaborate ceremony at the Mohawk Bison farm in Goshen in the state’s northwestern hills. It was born June 16 at the farm of fourth-generation farmer Peter Fay. Many Native Americans consider white bison a symbol of hope and unity; some consider their births sacred events.
Experts say white bison are as rare as one in 10 million. Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy is not an albino, and Fay said DNA testing confirmed the animal’s bloodlines are pure and there was no intermingling with cattle. Lakota tribe members from South Dakota were among the hundreds of people who gathered at the celebration. Other tribal elders from the Mohawk, Seneca and Cayuga tribes participated…”
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“…the bison is an iconic part of the American experience. They’re awesome animals, wild, not domesticated…They can deal with anything.” ~Peter Fay~