Days of the Week

Traditionally, a seven-day week is not a Dakota concept. The moon and weather were often used to track the days, months, and seasons. However, after contact with settlers, the terms below were established to refer to the days of the week.

Day of the WeekDakota
Monday, First DayAŋpetu Tokaheya
Tuesday, Second DayAŋpetu Inuŋpa
Wednesday, Third DayAŋpetu Iyamni
Thursday, Fourth DayAŋpetu I t˙opa
Friday, Fifth DayAŋpetu Izaptaŋ
Saturday, Floor-Washing DayAŋpetu Owaŋka Yużażapi
Sundy, Holy DayAŋpetu Wakaŋ

Want to learn more? Pick up the SMSC’s own Dakota Moons calendar from the Hoċokata Ṫi gift shop!

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2300 Tiwahe Circle, Shakopee, MN 55372
Open Wednesday-Saturday from 9am-4:30 pm

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