Full Moon Names

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Names in bold, are the Native American name for the Full Moon of that month. The names offered here are often from Eastern tribes as well as those of the West. Some of them are almost universal. Names involving corn, are most likely from tribes of the Southwest. Other names, often derived from European cultures are also noted.

January – Wolf Moon. Wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter. Some tribes called it the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next moon. Other names: Moon After Yule, Old Moon, Ice Moon, and Snow Moon.Old West Daily Reader Subscribe Today

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