Powwow serves as time for mourning and celebration

May 11, 2012

GREENVILLE - One year ago Friday everything changed at the Lakota Ranch near Greenville as a rare and sacred white buffalo, later named Lightning Medicine Cloud, was born. 

Now, more than a week after he and his mother’s death, citizens come together to celebrate their lives.

The 18th Annual Greenville Scholarship Native American Powwow features several champions in Native American dancing, competing in various styles, as well as vendors offering Native American food, arts and crafts.

It was planned to coincide with and celebrate Lightning’s birth. Activities are Friday and Saturday at the ranch, with a memorial service Sunday morning. 

A criminal investigation into the two buffalo deaths is ongoing.