Hashninnnak, the moon, ate fichik Aldebaran hohchifo, the star named Aldebaran, the other night. It was very hazy in the sky above Chahta i̱yakni, Choctawland, and no stars could be seen thru the haze. 37 more words
Below is an alternate interpretation of Choctaw months cited in a much less accessible resource, the Henry S. Halbert papers, 1821-1918, Box 5, folder 2 at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery, Alabama.
The first moon cycle of this year’s autumn season began with the new moon on September 30. It was a rare beginning to the season in Choctawland because the new moon was also a black moon, or the second new moon of a month. 183 more words