Olga and Aleksey Ivanov "The Legend of the White Buffalo" 42" x 56" Egg Tempera on Panel
White buffalo are extremely rare; the National Bison Association has estimated that they only occur in approximately one out of every 10 million births. American buffalo or bison are a symbol of abundance and manifestation. The lesson learned by the Lakota is that one does not have to struggle to survive if the right action is joined by the right prayer. The birth of a sacred white buffalo is a sign of hope and an indication of good times to come.