When a white buffalo was born before 1830, it was born in the wild, a gift from White Buffalo Woman as a sacred reminder of her promise to return to help the people. The calf was sacred and a gift to all of the people. Today, the closest thing to a wild buffalo is found in National Parks like Yellowstone. When a white buffalo calf is born in captivity it can bring great notoriety to the owner but can also bring great tragedy. Take the case of “Lightning Medicine Cloud” born on the Lakota Ranch near Dallas, Texas owned by Arby Little Soldier.