Native Americans share the knowledge of the thirteen moons
on a turtles back. As children they are taught to
examine the segments on the back of every turtle. There
are thirteen large segments which represent the thirteen
moons which make up the lunar year. By counting the smaller
segments around the lower edge of the shell,you will find
there are 28, which represents the 28 days between new moons.
group of Native Americans has names for the thirteen moons
and there are stories to go with each new moon. The names
of the moons and the stories that accompany them vary from
one group to another, but each is descriptive of the season
in which the new moon appears.