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Facing the Storm: Remembering Big Medicine and the Big Bison

Clip: Season 13 Episode 20 | 4m 44s

In 1933, a white buffalo was born on the National Bison Range in Montana. He was named "Big Medicine" by the Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Valley. White buffalo are sacred to many Native American tribes. In the companion video to the documentary "Facing the Storm," we see a special ceremony held in 2006 commemorating this earlier appearance.

Aired: 04/26/12

Rating: TV-PG

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