Full Moon Names

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Names in bold, are the Native American names 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 (in italics).
Native Americans generally began their year with the new moon after the vernal (spring) equinox. A year was normally 12 Moons long. However, to keep their calendar in phase with seasons, it was necessary to add an “extra” Moon after every 30 Moons.  The 13th moon of that year was called the Lost Moon.
It is soon obvious that in discussion with the various tribes, it becomes important to know that specific tribe’s name for a given Moon.
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References – DictionaryMoon and Sleep.

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