Thirteen Moons




The Iroquois (traditionally Haudenosaunee) people see the cycle of life in all of our ceremonies and thanksgivings. Turtle’s shell is our calendar with its pattern of 13 large plates representing the thirteen moons in each year & 28 smaller plates showing the 28 days from one new moon to the next. We say that the Moon is our Grandmother and she has 13 names in the course of a year.

They are:

The Mid-Winter Moon

The Maple Syrup or Split Days Moon

The Thunder Moon

The Planting Moon

The Strawberry Moon

The Green Bean Moon

The Green Corn Moon

The Harvest Moon

The Food Storing Moon

The Hunting Moon or Giving Thanks Moon

The Long Night Moon

The Great Light or Resting Moon

The Snow Moon


9 x 12 inch matted offset prints with stories on the back. (Image size 5 x 7 with the exception of the “Sandhill Crane Dance”, image size 3.5 x 8.5) Available with your choice of three mat colors, periwinkle blue, teal green, or oyster. Please specify mat color in the notes section as you are checking out. Each print comes in a protective clear bag.

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Dimensions 12 × 9 in