Native American History Project (NAHP)

Native American history initiatives at SPOHP have focused on tribal history in the Southeast, archiving hundreds of interviews with the Catawba, Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Lumbee, Seminole, and Pamunkey since 1967.


Archival Collections

  • Oral history transcripts for the Native American collections, including the Lumbee, Cherokee, Catawba, and more, are available online at the University of Florida Digital Collections.
  • Audio, photo and additional media for the Native American History Project are currently undergoing processing, and interview audio is available to access through the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program offices. Please contact us for more information.

IMG_06472Ongoing Research

For the past three years, SPOHP has worked in partnership with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Atmore, Alabama, focusing on tribal history initiatives.

From 2012-2013, SPOHP digitized and processed historic interviews with Poarch Creek tribal members, originally conducted for program archives by Dr. J. Anthony Paredes in the 1970s. For 2014-2015, SPOHP is processing several hundred tapes from the records of attorney Hugh Rozelle, focusing on the case for Poarch federal recognition.

Native American History Events and Research News

Fall 2017 Internship Applications Are Now Available

Apr 3rd, 2017

The Fall 2017 Internship Application is now open!  SPOHP’s semester-long academic internship is available to graduate and undergraduate students for credit as an introduction to the field of oral history. The… Read More

Congratulations to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for the 2015 Archives Institutional Excellence Award!

Sep 16th, 2015

The award was granted by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, & Museums. SPOHP partners with the Poarch Band to digitize legacy oral histories with tribal members, conducted in the 1970s.

Calvin McGhee Cultural Authority of Poarch Creek Indians Utilizes Oral Histories from Partnership with SPOHP

Oct 23rd, 2013

Gainesville, FL—The Poarch Creek Project at the Samuel Project Oral History Program at the University of Florida, which focused on the digitization of oral histories conducted with the Poarch Creek… Read More

Remembering Dr. James Anthony (Tony) Paredes

Aug 25th, 2013

Dr. Paredes, ethnologist and applied anthropologist, worked with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians throughout his life and developed the Poarch Creek Project at SPOHP. Photo from the Poarch Creek Nation.

SP2Contact the Native American History Project Coordinators

Funding and Research Sponsorship

The Poarch Creek and Hugh Rozelle Projects are funded by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Atmore, Alabama.

For additional information, contact SPOHP, call the offices at (352) 392-7168, and connect with us online today. Top photo by Amanda Williamson of Gainesville’s  Senior Times Magazine.