Monday, October 24, 2011

National Buffalo Museum--Jamestown, North Dakota

    National Buffalo Museum National Buffalo Museum Jamestown, North Dakota
    The National Buffalo Museum and Prairie Winds Gift Shop is located in Jamestown, North Dakota, where the city has the distinction of being nicknamed, "The Buffalo City", so having the museum here is quite appropriate, as well as the museum growing their own herd of buffalo or bison. The herd and museum can be found at the Frontier Village, with outstanding exhibits that concentrate on the history of the bison on the plains and the culture that has risen with it. Their displays showcase Plains Indian artifacts, much artwork, 19th century of firearms used by bison hunters, a video about the history of the buffalo, a children's room that depicts the wildlife of the state and the remains of a prehistoric buffalo. The museum's gift shop has many marvelous items for sale that have a buffalo or bison theme, with the associated herd of 30 plus adding much more to the entire experience. Especially since the herd includes a rare truly white or albino buffalo named White Cloud, who has four baby buffalo, with Princess Winona and Dakota Thunder, as well as Dakota Miracle, another white buffalo born in 2007. The museum often hosts educational programs and community events, with many opportunities for the region's children coming from schools on a field trip; and the birthday bash for White Cloud, with many other exciting and interesting events that are very popular with the residents of the city and county. The museum is housed in a 6,000 square foot rustic looking log cabin, with an outstanding collection portraying the natural history and culture of the buffalo and Great Plains, that span from prehistoric times to the current day. Many local artists' works are shown here also, along with the many displays of artwork and relics, with many sculptures, paintings and other Native American art that is great for a gift or piece to talk about. The museum also has a buffalo viewing deck, antique gun room, history room, white buffalo room, main gallery video room and children's room, along with the gift shop. In 2002, the museum would acquire a magnificent cast from a giant buffalo skull, since the bison had occupied the region around here before the last ice age ended. The buffalo's horn span is seven feet, and has been radiocarbon dated to 47,500 years ago, and is the only buffalo skull ever found, thus far. This herd would be thrown into the limelight again in 2008, when Dakota Legend was born to a brown buffalo, to become the third white buffalo in the herd; while the American Indian still believes that these beautiful beasts are sacred and mean something of great importance to the tribes. - Home

White buffalo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The White Buffalo

Tell me a momma's life is easy!!!! Would White Cloud be justified if she kicked Dakota Miracle square in the mouth. :)

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