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Native American Legends: White Buffalo Calf Woman (Ptesan-Wi)
Name: White Buffalo Calf Woman
Tribal affiliation: Lakota Sioux,
Also known as: White Buffalo Woman, Buffalo Calf Woman, White Buffalo Cow Woman, White Buffalo Calf Maiden
Native names: Ptesan-Wi, Ptesanwi, Ptesanwin
Type: Native American goddess,
Related figures in other tribes: Poia (Blackfoot),
Lone Man (Mandan),
White Buffalo Calf Woman is one of the most important Sioux mythological figures. She brought the
to the Sioux people, and taught them many of the arts of civilization.
White Buffalo Woman Stories
White Buffalo Calf Woman Brings the First Pipe:
Lakota legend about White Buffalo Woman and the origin of the peace pipe.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
The Sons of the Wind:
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Good collection of Sioux legends told by a Lakota author.
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