Native American Mythology

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Sioux (Lakota) Tobacco Goddess

Also known as Pte-San Win-Yan, Ptesan-Wi, White Buffalo Calf Woman, White Buffalo Woman, White She-Buffalo

Popular Buffalo of Pipe Smoking

She first appeared as a beautiful stranger. She stirred up desire, but refused to appear in the buff. In fact she inferred that if she was treated like a queen as she deserved, then she would return with some goodies.

A queenly lodge was built for her, and she did indeed return with a pipe and tobacco. Also some milk which, when planted, could produce corn.

She taught mankind how to smoke and revealed some of life’s mysteries. Then mysteriously turned into an old buffalo cow with skin of the purest white... and vanished. We wonder if it was really tobacco they were smoking. And does she carry a health warning?

The White Buffalo Woman has recently seen a great upsurge in popularity due to a series of white buffalo calves mysteriously born at the rate of one per year since 1995. The first was named ‘Miracle’ — and there’s no arguing with that. We hope they gave the father a cigar.

White Buffalo Calf Woman Facts and Figures

Name: White Buffalo Calf Woman
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Pte-San Win-Yan, Ptesan-Wi, White Buffalo Calf Woman, White Buffalo Woman, White She-Buffalo

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Lakota tribe of the Sioux people of Dakota
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Tobacco
Area of expertise: Tobacco

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 5880

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Article last revised on May 23, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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