The Perryman Ranch Buffalo

by Lee Roy Chapman


The Perryman Ranch located in Jenks, Oklahoma has its very own YvnvssvHetke, or white buffalo. Located on Elwood Avenue between 111th and 121st on the west side of Elwood, the ranch sits on the original allotment of Creek Indian Moses Perryman.

Only one white buffalo is born out of every 10 million buffalo. Photo by Lee Roy Chapman.


The white buffalo is considered sacred by many American Indian tribes. According to the National Bison Assocation, the birth of a white buffalo occurs only once every 10 million births. The Perryman’s buffalo roams free on the 80 acre site along with longhorn steer from the same bloodline as the herd that Perryman brought with him to the Creek Nation in 1833.