Buffalo's humped shoulders and horns indicate stored-up power. When threatened,
buffalo create a defensive circle in which cows encircle the calves,
and bulls encircle the cows. When provoked, buffalo can be unpredictably
The Plains Indians hold the buffalo sacred.
Tribes would offer prayers of gratitude both before a hunt and after
a buffalo was killed to honor the spirit of the animal that provided
them meat, shelter, and clothing.
Buffalo reminds us to give thanks for what we have, and pay tribute
to the sacrifice of life that allows us to survive. It comes to teach
us to reconnect with the Earth, respect all life, and honor our own
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