One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of a Siouan people formerly inhabiting northern Nebraska and southern South Dakota.
- ‘The ‘escaped’ Poncas were arrested and destined for a forced return to Oklahoma until sympathizers initiated litigation aimed at freeing them.’
- ‘The Sioux made annual raids on the Ponca until the enforced removal of the tribe to Indian Territory took place in 1877.’
2The Siouan language of the Ponca, related to Omaha.
- ‘But if you understand Ponca you know that's not what they're saying.’
- ‘He wore braids and learned to speak Ponca.’
Relating to the Ponca or their language.
- ‘Sue Carlisle is an enrolled member of the Ponca tribe and now lives with her husband in Toronto, Ontario.’
- ‘Likewise, Proctor's contemporary, Charles Schreyvogel, selected for his only Indian portrait the revered Ponca chief White Eagle.’
- ‘After being removed to Indian Territory in Oklahoma in 1877, a group of Ponca Indians led by Standing Bear sought to return to their homelands in northern Nebraska.’
- ‘Sue Carlisle, a member of the Ponca tribe, spent much of her youth on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.’
- ‘On the central Plains are found the Omaha, Osage, Ponca, Kansa, and Quapaw languages; in Wisconsin one finds the Winnebago language; on the Gulf Coast are the Tutelo, Ofo, and Biloxi languages; and in the Southeast one finds Catawba.’
The name in Ponca.
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