noun (plural same or Omahas)
1A member of an American Indian people of NE Nebraska.
- Although the flow of culture was one-way and La Flesche promoted Americanization among Omahas, she did use her status, within both Omaha and Euramerican society, to help Omahas negotiate federal bureaucracy.
- The Omaha originally had its settlements along Missouri river in eastern Nebraska
adjectiveBack to top
Relating to the Omaha or their language.
- While most European-American children would not notice the difference between an Arapaho and an Omaha shirt, Indian schoolchildren would appreciate her accuracy.
- Eventually, members were going to bypass the co-op, choosing instead to pocket the nickel-per-bushel premium for hauling corn to an Omaha terminal and beans to a Sioux City area processor.
From Omaha umonhon 'upstream people'.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.