of a Legend
About 300 years ago estimates of 40 to 70 million American buffalo
roamed the North American continent. By 1880 records estimated only
1,000 buffalo remained.
American bison. c1906; The
Library of Congress: Taking the Long,View Panoramic Photographs,
Thundering back from near extinction, there
are now nearly 400,000 American buffalo grazing private and public
Indian legend says that a white female buffalo would be born
bringing in a new age of peace, understanding, and prosperity.
In 1994, a rare white female buffalo calf named Miracle was
born on a small Wisconsin farm. The mystique of this calf
made worldwide headlines, bringing more than 75,000 visitors
from around the globe to see Miracle within her first two
years of birth.