On Saturday, August 20,
2011, Dave and Valerie Heider are opening their farm to visitors who
wish to celebrate and honor Miracle's life...
Miracle, the Sacred White Buffalo, was born on the farm of Dave, Valerie, and Corey Heider near Janesville, Wisconsin, during the morning of August 20, 1994. She was the first white buffalo calf born since 1933. Her birth was extremely important to the religious beliefs of many American Indian and Canadian First Nations tribes.
The Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations (known collectively as the Sioux) were considered Miracle's primary spiritual guardians. She played a pivotal role in the fulfillment of their most sacred prophecies. Miracle was also revered in the prophecies and beliefs of other tribes and is a sacred symbol to American Indians across the continent.
Miracle gave birth to four calves of her own before dying of natural causes on September 19, 2004.
believe that Miracle symbolized the coming together of humanity into a
oneness of heart, mind, and spirit. She
is seen as a symbol of hope and renewal for humanity and for harmony
between all peoples, all races, in our world today.
Although not American Indian, the Heiders viewed Miracle as a special gift who belongs to the hearts of all people. Commercialization has never been allowed. Instead, they freely opened their farm to visitors who wished to offer prayers or simply be in her presence. Whatever the reason for visiting Miracle on this simple farm, thousands of pilgrims came, and few people left unaffected by their time there.
On Saturday, August 20, 2011, Dave and Valerie Heider are opening their Janesville farm for guests who wish to honor Miracle's life. For those traveling to pay their respects, we welcome you and wish you a safe trip. Please park in the Heider's driveway. Seating is limited, so please bring lawn chairs. More information, including directions and phone numbers, is posted at the bottom of this page.
2739 South River Road,
Janesville, Wisconsin 53546
Directions to Heider Farm: Heiders
Lodging and other
information can be found at
Miracle’s Website - General Farm and Visitor Information Page