Nebraska Authors

Elizabeth Stabler

AKA: Elizabeth Saunsoci Wolf

Born 1903-12-25 Macy, NE (USA)

Died 1985-06-15
Macy, NE (USA)

Omaha Indian Cemetery

Member of the Omaha and Winnebago Tribe, Elizabeth Saunsoci married Charles Stabler. She was a former Lincoln resident and wrote Umnohoniye: A Vocabulary of the Omaha Language, with an Omaha to English Lexicon, a collection of 4,500 Omaha Indian words and expressions. Stabler was born on the Macy Reservation and taught at the Lincoln Indian Center as well as the Nebraska State Penitentiary and Reformatory. She died at the age of 79 in June of 1985.

Places Lived

Macy, NE
Walthill, NE
Genoa, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Linguistics; Omaha (Tribe) Language



Places Worked

Lincoln Indian Center, Lincoln, NE
Nebraska State Penitentiary and Reformatory, Lincoln, NE


1980, Groundbreaker Award, Lincoln-Lancaster County Commission on the Status of Women


Omaha and Winnebago Tribe


Umnohoniye: A Vocabulary of the Omaha Language, with an Omaha to English
Compiled by Mark Awakuni-Swetland. 1977. Enlarged edition, 1991.

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