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Helen C. Rountree papers

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Names:
Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe  Search this
Extent:
27 Sound recordings (1/4" reels and cassettes)
2.4 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Pamunkey  Search this
Nansemond  Search this
Upper Mattaponi  Search this
Mattaponi  Search this
Chickahominy  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Rappahannock  Search this
Algonquin (Algonkin)  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Interviews
Field notes
Place:
Virginia
Date:
1969-1990
Summary:
Helen C. Rountree is emeritus professor of anthropology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She studied the history of the Virginia Tribes from the 17th century to the 21st century and is considered a leading expert on Pocahontas. The Helen C. Rountree papers include field notes, correspondence, and sound recordings relating to her field work among the Pamunkey, Mattaponi, Nansemond, Rappahannock, Chickahominy, Monacan, as well as the area around Nottoway Reservation and Gingaskin Reservation.
Scope and Contents:
The Helen C Rountree papers contain correspondence, field notes, and sound recordings relating to her field work primarily among Virginian tribes including the Pamunkey, Mattaponi, Nansemond, Rappahannock, Chickahominy, Monacan, as well as the area around Nottoway Reservation and Gingaskin Reservation. Correspondents include Robert Y. Barham, Christian F. Feest, Samuel Proctor, C.G. Holland, Frank Porter, Marshall Becker, and Nancy Oestreich Lurie.

The sound recordings relate to Rountree's fieldwork and contain recordings of the Chickahominy Fall Festivals, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1981-1986 and a Chickahominy tribal meeting 1987; Nansemond Tribe Spring Festival, 1984, and Homecoming, 1988. Also included are recordings among the Pamumkey; Mattaponi; Shoshoni; Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; meetings; public events, and some lectures by Helen Rountree and others. There is one unidentified sound cassette.
Arrangement note:
The collection contains: Correspondence, 1969-1985; Field notes, 1969-1988; Cook Books, 1981, 1983; Audio Ephemera, undated; Sound Recordings, 1969-1990.
Biographical/Historical note:
Helen C. Rountree earned an A.B. in Sociology & Anthropology from the College of William and Mary, an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Utah, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She joined the faculty of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia as an Instructor in 1968 and retired as a full Professor in 1999. Dr. Rountree worked initially with the Shoshone in Nevada, then began research on the Algonquian-speaking Native Americans of eastern Virginia, becoming an honorary member of the Nansemond and Upper Mattaponi tribes in Virginia. She is acknowledged as a leading researcher and writer on Virginia Indians from the 17th century to the present and is considered an expert on Pocahontas.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Helen C. Rountree in 2005.
Restrictions:
Materials related to interview notes are restricted until June 2025.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Virginia  Search this
Folk songs, Shoshoni  Search this
Indians of North America -- Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Interviews
Field notes
Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2005-22
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Helen C. Rountree papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2005-22

Fragments of trade pipes

Culture/People:
probably Non-Indian (archaeological) (attributed); probably used by the Powhatan  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Fragments of trade pipes
Media/Materials:
Ball clay (kaolin)
Techniques:
Mold-made
Object Type:
Pipes and Smoking
Place:
Uttamussack, Powhatan's village site, Pamunkey River; King William County; Virginia; USA
Date created:
1700-1800
Catalog Number:
9/8381
Barcode:
098381.000
See related items:
Non-Indian (archaeological)
Powhatan
Pipes and Smoking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws622c26528-f3ae-478e-883c-f5132f9fc2d0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_106373
Online Media:

Pocahantas [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Leigh, William Robinson 1866-1955  Search this
Subject:
Pocahontas  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1943
Topic:
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Ethnic--Powhatan  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0010460
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_10460

Rountree- Powhatan Indian Words

Container:
Box 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2001
Collection Restrictions:
The Blair Rudes papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Blair Rudes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Blair Rudes papers
Blair Rudes papers / Series 4: Writings / 4.4: Writings by Others
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2009-16-ref263

Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1907), 1906-1909.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
The Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition celebrated ". . . the birth of the American nation, the first permanent settlement of English speaking people in the western hemisphere . . ." This international naval, marine, and military celebration opened April 26, 1907, and closed November 30, 1907. It was held in and about Hampton Roads, Virginia.

In 1906 an Act of Congress provided appropriations for government participation in the exposition. This act also directed the Smithsonian to provide an exhibit of ". . . such articles and materials of an historical nature as would serve to impart a knowledge of our colonial and national history . . ." The major display was one of Captain John Smith trading for corn with the Powhatan Indians.

The Secretary of the Smithsonian, Charles D. Walcott, appointed William deC. Ravenel, administrative assistant of the National Museum, to the government board. He was assisted in the preparation of the exhibits by an advisory council made up of Cyrus Adler, William H. Holmes, and A. Howard Clark.

This series consists mainly of correspondence of William deC. Ravenel relating to the preparation of the exhibits for the exposition and other administrative matters. Also included are reports, catalogues, and other related materials.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Smithsonian Institution, Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Identifier:
Record Unit 70, Series 18
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Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0070-refidd1e11006

Meeting Minutes

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jeff Donaldson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jeff Donaldson papers
Jeff Donaldson papers / Series 7: Professional Files / 7.1: AfriCOBRA
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-donajeff-ref1027
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Scrapbook: Return Surplus Lands to Indian People

Collection Creator:
Thorpe, Grace F.  Search this
Extent:
38 Photographic prints
Container:
Box 12
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook includes articles, newspaper clippings, letters and photographs from various events and marches Grace participated in regarding the fight for returning surplus lands to Native peoples. These events and materials include--Fishing Rights March (1970) in Yelm, Washington with the McCloud family; Fort Lawton "Surplus" March (1970) in Seattle, Washington; Pit River versus P.G..E. (1970) in Big Bend, California; DQU, Deganawidah Quetzalcoatl University founding (1971) in Davis, California; and documentation as National Commitee Director for the "Return Surplus Lands to Indian People".
Separated Materials:
The cover and back of the scrapbook binder are in Box 12 since they are oversized.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Grace F. Thorpe Collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Grace F. Thorpe Collection
Grace F. Thorpe Collection / Series 4: Working on Behalf of Native Americans and Activism
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-085-ref108
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Hall of North American Indians, Museum of Natural History

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Anthropology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1959
September 1959
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B44A_F07A_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402191
Online Media:

Ethnology Exhibit, Natural History Building

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Anthropology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1910
Circa 1910s
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B44_F01_010]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402349
Online Media:

Pocahontas and the English boys : caught between cultures in early Virginia / Karen Ordahl Kupperman

Author:
Kupperman, Karen Ordahl 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 233 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Biographies
History
Place:
Virginia
Date:
2019
Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Topic:
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106630

Bead/beads

Culture/People:
Non-Indian (archaeological); probably used by the Powhatan  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
James Bishop Ford (James B. Ford), Non-Indian, 1844-1928  Search this
Object Name:
Bead/beads
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Unmodified
Dimensions:
3.4 x 0.4 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Pamunkey Reservation; King William County; Virginia; USA
Date created:
1650-1750
Catalog Number:
10/5804
Barcode:
105804.000
See related items:
Non-Indian (archaeological)
Powhatan
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68fc47616-dc4f-4c75-81bc-c5790afddae5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_114360
Online Media:

"Capt. John Smith Trading with Powhatan Indians on the James River in 1607" Exhibit Case

Creator:
Scott, Jack  Search this
Subject:
Smith, John 1580-1631  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Anthropology  Search this
Physical description:
4 x 5;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Virginia
Date:
1959
September 1, 1959
Topic:
Indians of North America  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Powhatan Indians  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 16-126 [MNH-006]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397139

Jamestown Exposition, 1907

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1907
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62B_F23_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400930
Online Media:

Jamestown Exposition, 1907

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1907
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62B_F23_002]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400931
Online Media:

Jamestown Exposition, 1907

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1907
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62B_F23_003]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400932
Online Media:

Jamestown Exposition, 1907

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1907
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62B_F23_004]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400933
Online Media:

Stone War Club

Donor Name:
Victor J. Evans  Search this
Culture:
Powhatan  Search this
Object Type:
Club
Place:
Not Given, Virginia, United States, North America
Accession Date:
20 Mar 1931
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
113605
USNM Number:
E359550-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3510cf67e-28a1-42df-b48a-dea47f4437a3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8406238
Online Media:

Indians in seventeenth-century Virginia / Ben C. McCary

Author:
McCary, Ben C (Ben Clyde) 1901-1995  Search this
Physical description:
93 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Virginia
Date:
1992
1992 printing, ©1957
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E78.V7 M12 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_514208

Relation of Virginia : a boy's memoir of life with the Powhatans and Patawomecks / by Henry Spelman ; transcribed from the original manuscript, edited, and with an introduction by Karen Ordahl Kupperman

Author:
Spelman, Henry 1595-1623  Search this
Editor:
Kupperman, Karen Ordahl 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Spelman, Henry 1595-1623  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 85 pages ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Virginia
Date:
2019
Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Topic:
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106631

Resources for Teaching American History: Colonial America

Publisher:
Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Date created:
2006-08-22 00:00:00
Topic:
American History  Search this
APA  Search this
Document-based question  Search this
Jamestown  Search this
Pocahontas  Search this
Powhatan  Search this
Martha Washington  Search this
Women  Search this
Money  Search this
New Hampshire  Search this
Massachusetts  Search this
Rhode Island  Search this
Connecticut  Search this
New York  Search this
New Jersey  Search this
Pennsylvania  Search this
Delaware  Search this
Maryland  Search this
Virginia  Search this
North Carolina  Search this
South Carolina  Search this
Geor  Search this
Typical age range 5-8  Search this
Typical age range 8-10  Search this
Typical age range 10-12  Search this
Typical age range 12-14  Search this
Typical age range 14-16  Search this
Typical age range 16-18  Search this
Educational alignment:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.5
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.9
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_2024

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