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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:
Pamunkey  Search this
Nansemond  Search this
Upper Mattaponi  Search this
Mattaponi  Search this
Chickahominy  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:
The collection contains: Correspondence, 1969-1985; Field notes, 1969-1988; Cook Books, 1981, 1983; Audio Ephemera, undated; Sound Recordings, 1969-1990.
Biographical 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:
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw305310d7f-0cdd-4bf1-857a-704e10c40a51
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2005-22

Upper Mattaponi Tribe at King William Board of Supervisors

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Duration: 90 minutes)
Container:
Item 22
Culture:
Mattaponi  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound cassettes
Meetings
Place:
King William County (Virginia) -- Place names
Date:
1986 December 17
Collection Restrictions:
Materials related to interview notes are restricted until June 2025.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Mattaponi -- Meetings  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
King William County Board of Supervisors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Meetings
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Helen C. Rountree papers
Helen C. Rountree papers / Series 4: Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3274b3fc7-e1a2-4762-9fe6-72ba8c68c662
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2005-22-ref32

Upper Mattaponi Officer Installation

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Item 23
Culture:
Mattaponi  Search this
Upper Mattaponi  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound cassettes
Ritual (events)
Date:
1983 December 17
Collection Restrictions:
Materials related to interview notes are restricted until June 2025.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ritual (events)
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Helen C. Rountree papers
Helen C. Rountree papers / Series 4: Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3c4f509b7-26a6-4f18-967b-9d0bddee8af7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2005-22-ref49

Sound Recordings

Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Series 4 consists of audio tapes related to Rountree's fieldwork and contain recordings of the Chickahominy Fall Festivals, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1981-1986 and a Chickahominy tribal meeting 1987. Recordings of the Nansemond Tribe Spring Festival, 1984 , and Homecoming, 1988, are included. Other tribes with recordings in this series are: the Pamunkey, Upper Mattaponi, Mattaponi. Also included are audio tapes recorded among the Western Shoshone, Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada. Recordings of meetings public events, and some lectures by Helen Rountree and others are included. There is one uncataloged, unidentified sound cassette.

The titles of the tapes [and content descriptions] have been transcribed from information on the tape boxes. The content of recordings has not been verified.

Names of the performers and co-creators are listed in the scope and contents notes for each sound recording and in the SIRIS item level records.
Collection Restrictions:
Materials related to interview notes are restricted until June 2025.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2005-22, Series 4
See more items in:
Helen C. Rountree papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34f135b79-1a52-440b-9ac4-78c7348915fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2005-22-ref59

(Re)Telling the American Story | Youth in Action

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-01-08T21:13:45.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_cJLRGcNsOwc

Pipe bowl and pipestem

Culture/People:
Mattaponi  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:
Pipe bowl and pipestem
Media/Materials:
Pottery, wood
Techniques:
Modeled, carved
Dimensions:
24.75 x 4 x 4.5 cm
Object Type:
Pipes and Smoking
Place:
Upper Mattaponi River; King William County; Virginia; USA
Catalog Number:
20/1724
Barcode:
201724.000
See related items:
Mattaponi
Pipes and Smoking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d2efd9bb-0222-4e1d-87b7-3f57f49839b4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_215536
Online Media:

Bifacial tool/projectile point

Culture/People:
probably Multiple archaeological cultures (attributed), including Archaic and Early Woodland Traditions  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:
Bifacial tool/projectile point
Media/Materials:
Stone, quartz, quartzite
Techniques:
Flaked/chipped
Object Type:
Tools and Equipment (General)
Place:
Upper Mattaponi River; King William County; Virginia; USA
Date created:
8000–200 BC (Early Archaic to Early Woodland period)
Catalog Number:
9/7777
Barcode:
097777.001
See related items:
Multiple archaeological cultures
Tools and Equipment (General)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67bb9c6e2-8705-463f-8710-5cb6c94c1a02
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_104963
Online Media:

Meet Native America: Chief Ken Adams, Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Update Date:
2014-06-05T11:35:56-04:00
Topic:
Native Americans  Search this
American Indians  Search this
See more posts:
The National Museum of the American Indian
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_e1cf2073d9f9150b02b20ddadfe54783

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