To be clean in body and pure in heart.
For parents to always be friends with their children and for children to always be friends with their parents.
To love the sacred circle of my family
To be attentive while others speak.
To love my neighbor as myself.
To seek and preserve the beauty of the Great Spirit’s work in the forest, fields and streams.
|Aug 25, 2018
9am - 1pm
|Kickoff Picnic||Myers Park Pole Barn||Photos|
|TBD||Bear Creek Federation Fun Day||Sandy Lake|
|Sept 21-23, 2018||Fall Campout||Pine Cove||Photos|
|Oct 20, 2018
2pm - 4pm
|Rocket Launch &
|Myers Lake Polo Field
|Nov 9-11, 2018||Winter Campout||El Tesoro||Photos|
|Dec 8, 2018||Christmas Parade||Downtown McKinney||Photos|
|Jan 26, 2019||Pinewood Derby||First Baptist McKinney|
|Feb 2019 - Exact TBD||Daddy Daughter Dance||Eldorado Country Club|
|March 22-24. 2019||Spring Campout||Collin County Adventure Camp|
|March/April||Hockey Night||Allen Event Center|
|May 17-19, 2018||Summer Campout||Camp Classen
|Sept 7-9, 2018
||White Buffalo Campout #1||Disciples Crossing & Texas Fisheries Center|
Graduates of the Mighty Tatanka Nation have enjoyed an abundance of wonderful experiences that produce closeness and ever-lasting memories tween father and child. Tremendous bonds of friendship are also blessings enjoyed from being on this journey. Why then shall it be so that these experiences must end one day? It is said, you can't go back. Well then, let us move forward and continue to create memories.
The Sacred Order of the White Buffalo is made for Dads and Indian Princesses and Indian Guides dedicated to the proposition to live life to its fullest, creating experiences of profound value together irrespective of age; through group functions having adventures beyond graduation.
The White Buffalo Program is a part of the Mighty Tatanka Nation that provides for new graduates to continue to enjoy the Nation campouts with their home tribe for one year in a leadership role to be determined by tribe chiefs. But there is even more to come.
Immediately following graduation and continuing for years to come, White Buffalo are invited and encouraged to continue enjoying thrilling and amazing adventures with Dad and with friends. Several local activates and also over-night excursions are in store for those who are adventurous at heart. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME! This group is not just for kids who have aged out of the regular Tatanka Program. Encourage your friends who are 5th grade and older to come join the fun. To the American Indian, the White Buffalo is a symbol of abundance . So I can think of no better name for this program. King JESUS tells us in the book of John,... I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10
So let's go live life to its fullest. Come, join the Sacred Order of the White Buffalo. YA Ta Hey!
Events that are exempt for White Buffalo include:
NOTE: If a 5th grader has never been part of the program before, he/she can register as a regular member. When registering online, please check the "white buffalo" option.Register for White Buffalo
The Bear Creek Federation Eagle Feather program is for fathers and daughters that have outgrown the Indian Princesses programs (typically daughters ranging from ages 12 to 16+). Graduated Indian Princesses from the Tatanka Nation (McKinney, Texas), Caddo Nation (Allen, Texas), and Yo-He-Wah Nation (NE Tarrant County, Texas) are invited to participate. Those not previously participating in Indian Princesses are also welcome and encouraged to join.
The program is modeled after the Indian Princess Program, with activities aligned with the interests and abilities of older girls (and Fathers). Typically one activity is scheduled per month. Prior activities have included 3 to 4 campouts per year (sometimes in cabins), a canoe trip, Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding, a Trinity Railway Express train trip into Dallas West End for dinner and the Dallas Aquarium, outings to a melodrama dinner theater for popcorn tossing, and Laser Tag. Some of the camping trips have been in combination with rock climbing in the Wichita Mountains and visits to State of Texas fisheries, viewing the Christmas light exhibit in Tyler Texas, and the World Championship Weiner Dog Races in Sulfur, OK.
Need more information or would like to join? Visit the Eagle Feather web page for more information.