McKern’s List of Hočąk Moons

Original manuscript page: | 40 |

Hočąk Moon Month
Hǫčwíčonira (Hõtc wí tconi — la) First Bear Moon, January
Hǫčiwákanira (Hõtc i(•)wákʌni — la) Last Bear Moon, February
Wakekihu’ewira (Wakekihu‘e wi — la) Raccoon Mating Month, March
Hóhirokínawira (hóhilokína wi la —) Fish Run Moon, April
Mątawósira (Mãtawós hi la) Drying Ground Moon, May
Mąk’éwira (Mãk’ĕ´ wi la) Digging Time (Corn Planting), June
Waxóčere[wira] (Waƙótcĕrĕ) Corn Sprouting, July
Waročų́wira (Warotcũ´ wi la) Ripening Corn, August
Huzáząke[wira] (huzázʌke) A certain kind of bird,* September
Čamáᵋnahówira (tca máᵋn(i h)a hó wi la) October
- November
- December

*the name huzázʌke (huzázake), appears to be for hu, "leg"; and zazáčke, "grasshopper," which means that this kind of bird seems to have been called, "grasshopper-leg." This name does in fact match Jipson's Hozazake-wira (Ho-zaza-kay-we-ra), the bird there being identified as the Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus).

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Source

W. C. McKern, Winnebago Notebook (Milwaukee: Milwaukee Public Museum, 1927) 40.