Sacred White Buffalo Slaughtered; Reward For Catching Killer Grows

from NPRThere’s now a $45,000 reward for information leading to those
responsible for the death of a white buffalo, “considered sacred by its
Lakota Sioux owner,” and its mother near Greenville, Texas, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram‘s Crime Time blog.

The
size of the reward has gone up ninefold in recent days and is likely
headed higher, the blog adds. Donations have been coming in from around
the nation.

As Crime Time reports,
“Lightning Medicine Cloud and his mother, Buffalo Woman, were killed
just shy of the white buffalo’s first birthday. Arby Little Soldier,
great-great-great grandson of Sitting Bull and owner/operator of the Lakota Ranch,
said Monday that he found the calf slaughtered and skinned April 30
after returning to the North Texas town from an out-of-town trip to
Oklahoma City.” Buffalo Woman died a day later. Little Soldier suspects
she was poisoned.


Little Soldier talks about the legend: