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LAKOTA SIOUX CALENDAR

JANUARY: Early in the Moon of Frost in the Tee Pee/ Wiotehike Wi - Hard Times and Cannapopa Wi - Popping Trees

FEBRUARY: Moon of the Dark Red Calves / Cannapopa Wi - Popping Trees and Istawicayazan Wi -When Eyes Hurt (Snowblindness)

MARCH: Moon of the Snowblind / Istawicayazan Wi - When Eyes Hurt (Snowblindness) and Magaglihunnipi Wi -When Geese Return

APRIL: The Moon of the Red Grass / Magaglihunnipi Wi - When Geese Return and Ptehincala Sapi Wi - When Calves Are Red

MAY: Moon When the Ponies Shed / Ptehincala Sapi Wi - When Calves Are Red and Wipazuke Waste Wi- When Berries Are Good

JUNE: The Moon of Making Fat (Fattening Moon)/ Wicokannanji Wi - When the Sun Stands in the Middle

JULY: Moon When the Cherries Are Ripe (Red)/ Wasutun Wi -When Things Ripen and Canapegi Wi - When Leaves Turn Brown

AUGUST: Moon When the Cherries turn black/ Canapegi Wi - When Leaves Turn Brown and Canapekasna Wi - When Leaves Fall

SEPTEMBER: Moon of the Black Calf and Moon When the Calves Grow Hair/Canapekasna Wi-When Leaves Fall and Waniyetu Wi - Winter Moon

OCTOBER: Moon of the Changing Seasons/ Waniyetu Wi - Winter Moon and Waniyetucokan Wi - Middle of Winter

NOVEMBER: Moon of Falling Leaves/ Waniyetucokan Wi - Middle of Winter and Wiotehike Wi - Hard Times

DECEMBER: Moon of the Popping Trees / Waniyetucokan Wi - Middle of Winter and Wiotehike Wi - Hard Times

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"To touch the earth is to have harmony with nature."

Oglala Sioux

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