European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names.
Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year.
This dance was often when the women would dress up in bright clothing all decorated for the dance.
This was the point when men could get a good look at the available women since the dance usually lasted for a couple days.
The use of colors by Indian beadworkers varies widely among the many different tribes throughout the U. Many exceptions to this can be found, but this provides a basis for staying within the traditions for these tribes.
These are general guidelines for some of the better known beadworking tribes.
– Full Snow Moon – February Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon.
Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States.
The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon.
The Northern Sioux typically used more colors than the Southern Sioux, including Black, which was occasionally used as a highlight color, and Pumpkin Yellow (Butterscotch).
Light Turquoise Blue (13-1/2), Opaque Navy Blue (27-1/2), Transparent Navy Blue, Opaque Royal Blue, Medium Mint Green (464), Dark Transparent Green (696), Cheyenne Pink (7), White-lined Rose (10R) – replaced by Red in later times, Corn Yellow (29), and limited use of Black and Pumpkin Yellow (Butterscotch).