In August of 1994 a historic unfolding began and it is far from over! We have done our best to document the friendship between Arvol Lookinghorse and the Black Indian Community of New Orleans. Indeed it was the reunion of ancient relatives coming together once again on the sacred grounds of Congo Square.

Click the links to view or download official White Buffalo Day Documents which describe, in detail each of the ceremonies that took place in New Orleans, The City of Dreams, over the years. You can print and share this history or use it for educational purposes.

How will you incorporate these important stories into your cultural expression? How will you share them with your family and friends? How will you add your own part to the dream of unity and healing?

We give special thanks to Rev. Goat Carson for the spiritual medicine and legacy he left in New Orleans and to Arvol Lookinghorse for blessing these events over the years.

New Orleans City Proclamations:
August 24, 1994

The Sacred Circle at High Noon in Louis Armstrong Park

September 18, 1994
The City of New Orleans Recognizes The Birth of The White Buffalo and Declares White Buffalo Day on August 27th

August 27, 1995
First Annual White Buffalo Day
For The Great and Common Aspirations of the Heart of All Human-Kind For Unity, Peace, and Healing

August 27, 1996
Second Annual White Buffalo Day
Chief Arvol Lookinghorse Did Bless and Recognize Congo Square as Sacred Grounds

August 27, 1997
Third Annual White Buffalo Day
Lighting of The Sacred Fire of The Spirit of The Maroon Nation

August 27, 1998
Fourth Annual White Buffalo Day
Honors the Beloved Woman and Joins with The Lakota Pipe Carrier, Kam Night Chase, and the sacred pipe of peace to pray for unity, peace, and healing, for our families our neighbors our City and our Nation.

August 27, 1999
Fifth Annual White Buffalo Day
Be It Proclaimed that this council recognizes the work of Jacob Devaney and The Living Folklore and joins people around the world in Honoring The Sacred Drum At Congo Square

August 27, 2000
Sixth Annual White Buffalo Day
Honoring The Sacred Pipe and Praying for The Healing of The Wounds of The People

August 27, 2001
Seventh Annual White Buffalo Day
Honoring The Children of The Seventh Generation and The Healing Power of Their Innocence

June 21, 2002
World Peace and Prayer Day
City of New Orleans Recognizes World Peace and Prayer Day on June 21, 2002

August 27, 2002
Eighth Annual White Buffalo Day
In These Times When Trouble and Violence Are Increasing We Have No Choice But To Face The Mounting Chaos As One Family Of People

August 27, 2003
Ninth Annual White Buffalo Day
Chief Victor Harris of The FiYiYi Mardi Gras Indians His Drum and His Children Did Come To The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation Home of The Sacred Pipe and Chief Arvol Lookinghorse

August 27, 2004
Tenth Annual White Buffalo Day
A Wiping of The Tears Ceremony The Darkness Of Violence Can Only Be Dispelled By The Light of Forgiveness

August 27, 2005
Eleventh Annual White Buffalo Day

*Big Chief Tootie Montana passed away in June of 2005. The story of his passing is a miraculous as his life and is worth looking up and learning about. Goat Carson, upon learning of Tootie’s passing said, “The Peace Chief has left this world. A hard rain will fall on this city.” The honoring of Tootie on August 27, 2005 had participants arrive with their cars packed to leave the city as Hurricane Katrina was soon to make landfall on the city.
Chief Arvol Lookinghorse And The People of New Orleans Welcome Chief Allison “Tootie” Montana As a Guide and Council for The People