Ponca

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Pon·ca

 (pŏng′kə)
n. pl. Ponca or Pon·cas
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting northeast Nebraska near the Niobrara River, with present-day populations in Oklahoma and Nebraska. The Ponca are closely related to the Omaha in language and history.
2. The Siouan language of the Ponca, dialectally related to Omaha.
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Noun1.Ponca - a member of the Siouan people of the Missouri river valley in northeastern NebraskaPonca - a member of the Siouan people of the Missouri river valley in northeastern Nebraska
Dhegiha - any member of a Siouan people speaking one of the Dhegiha languages
2.Ponca - the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Ponca
Dhegiha - a branch of the Siouan languages
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The Ponca tribe of Nebraska would not be where we are today if it was not for Chief Standing Bear; in fact, we may not even exist if it were not for this great chief.
Florida Gaming is involved in Native American gaming ventures with the Rincon San Luiseno Band of Mission Indians in northern San Diego County, California, the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma (near Wichita Falls, Texas), and the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, (Omaha).
Florida Gaming is currently re-evaluating its proposed gaming venture with the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska based on recent developments adversely affecting the prospects for Indian gaming in the state.