A new publication is in print for learning and preserving the Umonhon language. Alice Monshinhonthin Saunsoci, fluent elder and language instructor at NICC for numerous years, in collaboration with linguist Ardis TioNgthehe Eschenberg a former NICC employee have produced a new teaching aid for the Umonhon language. The book entitled 500+ Verbs in Umonhon (Omaha) Doing Things in Umonhon-Way recently went to press and is now available through

Alice and Ardis completed work on the book in the fall of 2015 shortly before the unfortunate passing of Alice a few weeks later. The two had collaborated on language instruction and preservation for 16 years researching and preparing for this publication. The book documents the meaning and conjugations of over 500 different verbs in the Umonhon (Omaha) language. The major verb patterns and a basic overview of sentence structure are also discussed.

The project to produce the book was funded by the National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities grant program Documenting Endangered Languages, award number BCS-1360869, Discovering Omaha Linguistic Structure through the Documentation of Fluent Elders Voices. Alices work to teach and preserve the Umonhon (Omaha) language will continue with this publication, benefiting language learners for decades to come. The book will be available at the NICC libraries in mid-December 2016.

500+ Verbs in Umonhon (Omaha)