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Native American Full Moon Names

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Native American Full Moon Names

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What do you call the full Moon? Various Native American tribes each had their own full Moon names — we introduce the most common names and the traditions behind them.

The lunar cycle — the period of time between one full Moon and the next — has been a common timekeeping device for human beings across the world. Each lunar cycle is 29.5 days long, a constant and handy time unit that’s easier to use than individual days for tracking seasonal events, such as the length of summer or harvest and hunting times.

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They were the general terms Algonquian tribes used but the Siouian had some different terms. February  was "Popping Tree Moon"among the Lakota/Dakota because cottonwoods and white pines use to explode when the winters were still really cold before climate change.

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It is a handy marker to measure seasons.  It might mean different things to different people.  Some people might call it a corn planting moon, other people that are not tied to agriculture might have a different name.  They Maya with their fascination for calendars and astronomy probably had their own names for the moons of the year.

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"Crazy Moon" -  The full moon after the "Harvest Moon" - "Crazy Moon" was coined by the Indians, signifying the time when the whitetail bucks and does go crazy, with thoughts of sexual breeding and dominance; during the North East "full rut" breeding cycle...when November rolls around. The deer are triggered into rut...when a certain angle of the Sun's rays hits there eyes during the fall.

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