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Naming ceremony planned for sacred white bison in Connecticut

A Connecticut man will welcome hundreds of people to his farm later this month for a special naming ceremony.

Peter Fay, a fourth-generation farmer, started raising bison a few years ago as a hobby. He was surprised when one of his animals gave birth to a white bull calf last month.

“They are very rare, and when a white bison is born there is a reason for each one to be here,” Marian White Mouse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, told the paper. She said the young animal is a manifestation of White Buffalo Calf Maiden, a prophet.

White Mouse and her family will fly to Fay's farm for the naming ceremony.

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A Bison So Rare It’s Sacred (The New York Times 7/13)

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