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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.

Ongoing 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  2014-2019, SPOHP processed several hundred tapes from the records of attorney Hugh Rozelle, focusing on the case for Poarch federal recognition. In 2020, we are finding ways to share the knowledge gathered on sustaining this decades long collaboration including a roundtable proposal at the 2020 Oral History Association Conference.

Native American History Events and Research News


Contact the Native American History Project Coordinator

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.