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 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


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.