Archive for the tag 'native american'

Jan 21 2009

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg and the Nipmuc Indians

Published by under History,recreation,travel

In central Massachusetts, on the southern end of Worcester County, east of the town of Webster, lies Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. View Larger Map A couple of Internet sources explain that the lake’s name is Nipmuc (Algonquian) for “You fish on your side; I fish on my side; nobody fishes in the middle.” I suspect that the […]

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Jan 11 2009

Full Moon Names for 2009

Published by under astronomy,nature

Did you know that Native Americans had a name for each full moon during the year? In fact, the names they gave each moon, such as Full Wolf Moon, Full Flower Moon or Full Corn Moon coincided with what was happening around them in nature. For example, the Full Wolf Moon got its name because […]

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