From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Historically, the Native Americans who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full Moons.
Full Moon Names
The Full Beaver Moon: November’s Moon Guide
November’s full Moon was called the Full Beaver Moon because it was the time to set traps, before the waters froze over. This Moon was also called the Full Frost Moon.
[DOES THIS MEAN THAT WHEN THE BEAVER MOON IS FULL THAT THINGS CAN BE TRAPPED IN THERE (IN THE FULLNESS OF THE MOON?) AND WHILE IT’S IN THERE BEING TRAPPED OR WHATEVER, IT HAD BETTER GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE BEFORE THE FULL FROST SETS IN AND THE WATERS FREEZE OVER, LEAVING THE SAID FULL BEAVER SHUT AND IN A STATE OF FRIGIDITY?]
The Moon will be 100% full Nov 10 at 12:18 P.M. Las Vegas time.
From Western Washington University
“American Indians gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Since a lunar month averages 29 days, the dates of the moons change from year to year. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months.”
Two Native tribes are mentioned here – click the WWU link to access more information.
Arapaho, Great Plains
The Arapaho phrase for November’s Moon is “when the rivers start to freeze”
No information is given for the phrase in the native language.
Abenaki – Northeast, Maine
The Native term for November’s Moon is “mzatanos” or “freezing river maker moon.”
May the Bluebird of Happiness arrive to save you from the precipice 13 seconds after the fall.