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.
- 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.
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
- Our Year-End Journal is Available Now
- SPOHP Open House Scheduled for Sept. 29
- MCDA’s Anti-Racism Education Week
- Fall 2017 Internship Applications Are Now Available
- Congratulations to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for the 2015 Archives Institutional Excellence Award!
- Calvin McGhee Cultural Authority of Poarch Creek Indians Utilizes Oral Histories from Partnership with SPOHP
- Remembering Dr. James Anthony (Tony) Paredes
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.