noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi ceeliteeki (66) aahsanteeki ahsenisiipionki. peehki-kiišikahki, neehi pakitahamaanki kati!

noonki peehkonteeki kiinte saakiwa cecaahkwa kiilhswa (keešaakosita).

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Cecaahkwa Kiilhswa is the third lunar month of the Myaamia lunar calendar. Like the other months named for birds, Cecaahkwa Kiilhswa is associated with the process of transition from pipoonwi (winter) into niipinwi (summer). The month is named for cecaahkwa ‘Sandhill Crane – grus canadensis.’

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cecaahkwa (Sandhill Crane) performing a mating dance

Around this time of year, Sandhill Cranes return from their winter nesting grounds in what is today the state of Florida.  Historically, some cranes nested in our traditional homelands along the Wabash River Valley and some traveled to other nesting grounds throughout the midwest.  This moon marks an important moment of return, rebirth, and renewal for an animal, cecaahkwa, that is closely associated with Myaamia people.  Delaware and various Iroquois speaking peoples, who originally lived to our east and south, referred to the Myaamia as the “Twigh Twee” after the call of the Sandhill Crane.

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Signature of Myaamia leader on Great Peace of 1701

In the past, Myaamia people would mark the edges of our lands by blazing the head of cecaahkwa into trees along major trails.  In 1701, a Myaamia leader signed a treaty with this very symbol. Cecaahkwa remains a powerful symbol of Myaamia people and can still be found on the tribal seal of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.

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noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi ceeliteeki (49) aahsanteeki ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki myaalisiwa aanteekwa kiilhswa (peemineeta).

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noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi neepanki (39) aalhkwahki manetwa piihsaaci ahsenisiipionki. meemeekwa-hka aašoohkoonawahkiwi.

noonki peehkonteeki saakiwa aanteekwa kiilhswa (keešaakosita).

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neemani-nko kati aanteekwa kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> aanteekwa kiilhswa

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noonki kaahkiihkwe neepanki (24) tikawi aalhkwahki ahsenisiipionki. waapanke kati manetwa piihsaaci.

noonki peehkonteeki neepiki mahkoonsa kiilhswa (peemineeta). kapootwe kati saakiwa aanteekwa kiilhswa.

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neemani-nko kati mahkoonsa kiilhswa? tookinanto oowaaha -> mahkoonsa kiilhswa

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