On August 20, 1994 a White Buffalo was born on a small farm outside Janesville, Wisconsin. Her unusual hue, reminiscent of an ancient Native American legend in which a buffalo turns several colors, drew thousands of visitors to Her farm.
I was one of them.
At that time, I was living in Tacoma Park, Maryland and working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. I hadn't heard Her legend. I read about Her birth in the Washington Post and went to see her as a curious tourist. Years of visiting Her converted me into a believer in things unseen and unspoken words heard as a truth from within.
"Who was She? What was She? Could I begin to say? Could I pretend to know? Who among the ancients heard the voice of the Oracle at Delphi? Who spoke to Blake or Black Elk? Was She the same small voice that whispered to Socrates or the Great God that came to Moses in the form of a burning bush? Some would say She was the sweet rhythm of my own intuition, others that She was nothing more than a large mammal on a Midwestern farm. She was significant to native peoples, and all of the world's religions have their someone special; their own way of understanding, explaining, communicating with or coming closer to their God and embracing the peace that relationship brings."
And, so, I share my story of visits to Her farm.
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"I read your book and it was incredible. I couldn't put it down. By the Side of the Buffalo Pasture gave me insight into the beliefs of the Native American Indians. The story of Miracle was truly magic and enlightening. I only wish I could have made the trip to see Her in person." kk Michelle, Maggie Valley, North Carolina.
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BOOK REVIEW BY LISA BOBLETT:
Kathleen Buerer’s memoir, By the Side of the Buffalo Pasture, evokes
That something more begins to unfold after she reads a newspaper article
Miracle, the White Buffalo, represents an era that has passed and the
This book is an easy read. And well worth the journey.
Kathleen shares the journey she took to the farm of a White Buffalo. Then she brings that experience to her readers.
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