We list certain Native American names for the full Moons, but other names have been used by different Native American tribes, early Colonial Americans, and likely many other groups of different interests and heritage throughout history. For example, it is our understanding that the Cherokee called this time (January) the "Month of the Cold Moon"; the Mohawk, "The Big Cold"; the Natchez, the "Cold Meal Moon"; and the Nez Perce, the "Cold Weather Moon." In contrast, the Algonquins called the full Moon the "Cold Moon" in what is December in the Gregorian calendar, and the "Wolf Moon" applied to January.
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