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Hundreds expected at naming ceremony of sacred white bison

Hundreds of people are expected to attend a naming ceremony for a sacred white bison that was born in Connecticut.

At least one family from the Oglala Sioux Tribe is flying from South Dakota to the farm owned by Peter Fay. Others have already been bringing gifts and offerings for the rare animal.

“They say it’s going to bring good things to all people in the world. How can you beat that?" Fay told the Associated Press.

The bison is considered a manifestation of White Buffalo Calf Maiden, a prophet. “For me, it’s like a surreal event. I never thought in my wildest dreams I would ever come in contact with one of them in my lifetime," Marian White Mouse, who is bringing her Oglala Sioux family to the naming ceremony, told the AP.

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