Mikiskaw, or freeze-up, actually translates to "plenty of beads" (mikis = beads; kaw = plenty) because this is the season in which leaves are at the height of their fall colours, the frost and snow is glistening, and the hoar frost is forming - all looking like beads. The moons for this season are kaskatinowī pīsim (freeze up moon), and thithikopiwi pīsim (hoar frost moon). The Asiniskaw Īthiniwak would hunt caribou.