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Native American Oral History Interviews

A guide to the Native American History Project collection housed within the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and supported through the UF Libraries’ Digital Collections, with funding from the Doris Duke Chartable Foundation.

Welcome to the Mississippi Choctaw Oral History Collection!

The Native American Oral History Collection curated at the University of Florida comprises more than 1,000 oral history interviews digitized from over 2,000 audio tapes recorded between 1970-2000. Originally funded by Doris Duke, the recordings consist of oral history interviews with members of tribal communities east of the Mississippi including voices of the Catawba, Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Lumbee, and Seminole peoples. Recent funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation allowed for the revitalization of this collection. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is represented by thirty-five interviews from various members of the community, many of which are conducted by staff of the Nanih Waiya, discussing everything from tribal history and oral biographies, to education, art, and the Choctaw language. 

Interview Inventory

This site serves as a landing page for the Mississippi Choctaw Oral History Interviews specifically for patrons to interact with the collection. Listed below is the full inventory of interviews available via University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC), alphabetized by the name of the interviewee. The title of each interview is followed by subject keywords detailing the themes of each interview, as well as a summary of the interview content. By clicking the title of the interview, readers will be linked to the UFDC record where they will find downloadable recordings and transcripts of each interview.

The rights of each interview are retained by interview participants. Interviews are made available to promote deeper understanding of the histories and cultures of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and should be used for noncommercial and educational purposes only. You are responsible for determining if your use of this item is permitted by copyright and related rights legislation, including exceptions such as fair use or fair dealing.

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