White Buffalo

White buffalo in Jamestown ND, photo by Bill Tanata

The White Buffalo is held sacred by American Indian tradition. The White Buffalo Calf Woman Legend speaks of the history of an important peace pipe for the Lakota Nation. The National Buffalo Museum houses white buffalo, White Cloud, who was mounted after her passing in 2016. Her son, Dakota Miracle, (pictured above) roamed the pastures until his passing in 2019. There is still a live herd in the pastures surrounding the museum. 


About 90% of the summer pasture can be seen from the viewing deck of the National Buffalo Museum. Admission to the museum is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, active military, and students, children under 5 are free. Free will donation to enter the Frontier Village.


The National Buffalo Museum is located at 500 17th St NE (located through the gates of the Frontier Village). The herd roams the lands around the Museum in the summer and moves to an adjacent pasture for the winter. The World's Largest Buffalo Monument is in the same area as well.



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If you love nature and wildlife, check out the  birding and wildlife viewing areas in the area. Or, dig deeper into the area history at the National Buffalo Museum, the Frontier Village, or the Stutsman County Museum.