Concepts of Time

While the glyphs of this winter count are displayed in a timeline, keep in mind that they were not necessarily meant to be explored in a linear fashion. Time was measured by the cycle of the seasons, not only among tribes but among other agricultural and nomadic peoples.

Glyph Interpretations

Dakota Goodhouse (Standing Rock) wrote the interpretations used on this site, based on his knowledge of Yanktonai history and familiarity with winter counts.