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Statement on Massacre of Buffalo
From Chief Arvol Looking Horse

[Statement concerning the Massacre of the Buffalo at
Yellowstone National Park from Chief Arvol Looking Horse.]
(Spiritual gathering at Rapid City, SD, April 4, 1997)

I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nations would like to address the serious issue of our relative the Buffalo Nation. With the teaching of our way of life from the time of being, the First People were the Buffalo People, our ancestors which came from the sacred Black Hills the heart of everything that is. Our ceremonies consist of Seven Sacred Rites and with these rites we walk with the buffalo nation as our relatives. Through their blood line exist our spiritual values. It is our responsibility to protect them. As 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, I pray for health and well being of many nations. I humbly ask all nations to respect our way of life because in our prophecies if there is no buffalo then life as we know it will cease to exist. Hecetu yelo!

Mitakuye Oyasin (All my relations)
Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th Generation Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Keeper

Information Provided by Elaine Flattery,
at the request of
Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Elaine Flattery

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