noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi ceeliteeki (77) tikawi aalhkwahki ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki saakiwa wiihkoowia kiilhswa (keešaakosita). kapootwe kati ansiwatooyankwi miincipi.

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Wiihkoowia Kiilhswa is the fourth lunar month of the Myaamia lunar calendar. Like the other months named for birds, Wiihkoowia Kiilhswa is associated with the process of transition from peepoonki ‘winter’ into neepinwiki ‘summer.’ The month is named for wiihkoowia (Eastern Whip-poor-will – Antrostomus vociferus).

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Around this time of year, Whip-poor-wills return from their winter nesting grounds around the Gulf of Mexico. Historically, Whip-poor-wills nested throughout our traditional homelands along the Wabash River Valley. Because these night birds nest on the ground, drastic changes in forest habitat have decreased populations of wiihkoowia in central Indiana. The call of wiihkooowia is distinctive and was used to mark the beginning of planting time for Myaamia miincipi ‘Miami corn.’ Click to hear the sound of wiihkoowia‘s call. Corn that is planted during Wiihkoowia Kiilhswa is usually in the green corn stage by Kiišiinkwia Kiilhswa ‘Green Corn Moon.’

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noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi ceeliteeki (59) tikawi aalhkwahki ahsenisiipionki. šikaakonki (eepiaani niiya) tikawi ceeliteeki (68) aahsanteeki, ileehši waapanke-kati meemeekwa-hka manetwa piihsaaci.

noonki peehkonteeki napale neepiki cecaahkwa kiilhswa (peemineeta).

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

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

noonki peehkonteeki kiinte saakiwa cecaahkwa kiilhswa (keešaakosita).

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

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noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi ceeliteeki (49) aahsanteeki ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki myaalisiwa aanteekwa kiilhswa (peemineeta).

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

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