Mahpiya Ska (Sioux language) or White Cloud was born on July 10, 1996, on the Shirek Buffalo Farm in Michigan, North Dakota and died on November 15, 2016.
She was an albino female buffalo residing at the National Buffalo Museum and Cultural Center located in Jamestown, North Dakota.
Ska was on loan to the museum and the project caring for her was funded by the City of Jamestown North Dakota for approximately $10,000 per year.
White cloud was certified a true Albino American Bison.
Ska, like most albino buffalo, was almost totally deaf and had limited vision and joined the herd located at the museum in 1997.
White cloud gave birth to several calves, although none of them were pure white.
additionally, Native Americans from all over America performed sacred pilgrimages to visit her.
Mahpiya Ska passed away at 20 years old.