1ST RAINBOW GATHERING: Granby, Colorado 1972
A White Buffalo Multimedia Production


The Woodstock Festival of '69 inspired the 1st Rainbow Gathering, attracting tens of thousands to celebrate their connection to the earth and to each other. This historic, hippie gathering of 1972 was prophecied by Hopi, Sioux, Muskokee-Cree and other American Indian tribes. And they were there! Rainbow Gatherings continue today, all over the world. Always free!

The prophecy says that the great-great grandchildren of the white conqueror would grow their hair long and rebel against society, travel east and west, gather in the mountains under the symbol of the White Buffalo. They would dance, sing and chant in many tongues. Their symbol would be the dove. They would be Brothers and sisters to the Hopi, people of peace. They would come and go, yet be a sign to the Indian that the spirit is returning.

Donations are made to Rainbow Family's Magic Hat & Woodstock Museum. This helps us to continue the work of archiving, editing and passing it on. Tax-free donations are welcome. We invite Rainbows to submit stories, poems, music video and art for archiving and possible use in publications, video and digital media. You can email us at rainbow@woodstockmuseum.com or send snail mail to:
Woodstock Museum, P.O. Box 73, Woodstock NY 12498

Filmmaker's Biography

Nathan Koenig (aka White Buffalo) began documenting American Indian elders as a result of this first, Rainbow Gathering. A few days later, he was in Hopi land, witnessing Hopi dancers make rain from a perfectly clear, desert sky. He then realized the power of indigenous people. He traveled to many reservations and countries, including Mexico, Egypt, Israel, Jamaica and Australia, exploring native cultures and creating audio-visual presentations with native perspectives. Along the way, he filmed several Rainbow Gatherings. He continues working and editing with the White Buffalo Multimedia archives of Woodstock, New York.

He founded White Buffalo Multimedia, Inc. and traveled in the 1970s-1980s with a repertoire of multimedia shows (which used to mean slides, films and special effects). The main feature was "Ancient Prophecies Future Visions." The Iroquois section is orated by Onondaga Faith keeper Oren Lyons. Some of his
traveling companions were Grandfather David Monongye and Thomas Banyacya (Hopi messengers of prophecies), Philip Deere (Muskogee-Creek Medicine Man) and Alice Papineau/Dewasenta (Onondaga clan mother).

Nathan and his wife/partner Shelli Lipton, now work with Mohawk Chief Jake Swamp's Tree of Peace Society. They are currently producing a documentary on the Iroquois Great Law of Peace and it's influence on the U.S. Constitution, which the Iroquois believe neglects some vital principals for a "government of, by and for the people."

Shelli Lipton is creative director, co-producer and business associate for White Buffalo Multimedia, Inc. Shelli was the first woman director for a Madison Avenue ad agency. She was created and licensed the Children's Art Collection. Shelli & Nathan founded the Woodstock Museum.

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