Miracle, The Sacred White Buffalo
'A Gift To The Hearts Of All People'
Miracle, the White Sacred Female Buffalo Calf, was born on the farm of Dave, Valerie, and Corey Heider during the morning of August 20, 1994.
Not an albino, she is considered to be the first white buffalo calf born since 1933. Furthermore, she is extremely important to the religious beliefs of many American Indian tribes. The Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations (known collectively as the Sioux) are considered her primary spiritual guardians and she plays a pivotal role in the fulfillment of their most revered prophecies.
However, her place in the prophecies and beliefs of many tribes make her a highly sacred symbol to many of the American Indian Nations across the continent. She is seen by a vast number of people as a symbol of hope and renewal for humanity and for harmony between all peoples, all races, in our world today.
Although not American Indian, the Heider family has come to view Miracle as a special gift which belongs to the hearts of all people. Commercialization is not allowed. They open their farm to visitors free of charge seven days a week so that people may visit Miracle at the pasture fence. Many come to offer prayers in her presence, some come simply out of curiosity. Whatever their reason for visiting Miracle and this simple farm, few people leave unaffected by their time there. For safety reasons, visitors are not allowed into the pasture. Miracle is, after all, a wild buffalo as are the rest of the buffalo with her. www.homestead.com/whitebuffalomiracle.
It is the Heiders' hope that above website will help to bring understanding and answer many of the questions people have about Miracle. For those unable to visit Miracle, her progress can be seen here. We intend to keep it regularly updated with new pictures and news of her calves, her development, and her ever-evolving color changes. Please check back often to see what is new.
Mitakuye Oyasin....We Are All Related in the Sacred Hoop of Life.Aho! May It Ever Be So.