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

Collecting Oral Histories from the Poarch Band of the Creek Indians

Jun 22nd, 2018

This Summer a SPOHP team of undergraduate students, graduate students, and SPOHP alumni returned to in Atmore, Alabama to conduct interviews with members of the Poarch Band of the Creek… Read More

Our Year-End Journal is Available Now

Dec 15th, 2017

Dear Friends of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, As you will read in this exciting end-of- year progress report, SPOHP has reached more students, scholars, and members of the… Read More

SPOHP Open House Scheduled for Sept. 29

Sep 13th, 2017

September 29th from noon to 2 PM, SPOHP is hosting an Open House in the SPOHP office to welcome students and faculty alike to get acquainted with our program, staff and dozens of exciting on… Read More

MCDA’s Anti-Racism Education Week

Sep 5th, 2017

MCDA is proud to present: Anti-Racism Education Week. Come join us as we engage in an event series on anti-racism education, self-care, and education on the first amendment. This is… Read More

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


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.