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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:31 pm

Happy February.
My grandmother was Indian/Native American. She
preferred the former term.
February among the Lakota is
"Cannapopa Wi" - month of the Popping Trees.

Here in Frozenwastesistan it refers to branches on trees
which, when they break, laden with snow and ice,
make "popping' sounds.
Happy Cannapopa Wi, all.
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Postby Slava » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:00 pm

It is hard to believe that in just under 2 1/2 months, it will be February again. This would make an excellent word of the day around that time, too. It's meaning and original timing make it rather anachronistic now.

It used to come in Spring, and was the month of purification. When the muddy waters and bogs thaw, and all the rotten goop that's been lying hidden come up, it's a great time to work on one's cleanliness, don't you think?
Life is like playing chess with chessmen who each have thoughts and feelings and motives of their own.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:15 pm

November is "Waniyatu Wi" - month of "starting winter"-
this moon brought about cooler temperatures, and the
people thought about winter, moving to
winter quarters.
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Postby Bailey » Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:56 am

what is December called?

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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:11 pm

December in Lakota (varying slightly in Nakota & Dakota) is:

Tahecapsun Wi - -Moon of the Shedding Horns
The cold temperatures and blistering winds upon the
prairies caused the People to note the month by the
deer shedding their horns. Of course differing nations
named the months somewhat differently, depending on
where they lived; and it would differ from language to
language. This is the Siouxan linguistic grouping.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:12 pm

While we're at it
January: Wiotekika Wi
"Moon of Hard Times": every in the People experienced
difficulties - food was especially scarce, weather was fierce, etc.
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