Reward for White Buffalo Murder Is Up to $45,000. I’ve been meaning to post about the slaughter of the white buffalo (considered sacred to Native Americans) for a week, but deadlines got in the way. So now I’m getting to it. A year ago, we did a Q&A with Lightning Medicine Cloud’s owner. He talked about his excitement for the calf. Just a few days short of its first birthday, Lightning Medicine Cloud was murdered, along with his mother.