Fiction Writer Moves 1,100 Miles to Learn Ponca for Her Book Series

Barbara Salvatore Klopping – who for the past 8 years has been writing a fiction book on a Ponca woman entitled “Big Horse Woman” – moved over 1,000 miles from New York to Lincoln, Nebraska with her husband and children primarily to enroll in Omaha Language I at the University of Nebraska, to ensure she uses the highly related Ponca language accurately in her novels. Her dedication was praised by her professor, Mark Awakuni-Swetland, and the Director of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, Judi Morgan gaiashkibos (Ponca).

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