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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 Indians  Search this
Nansemond  Search this
Upper Mattaponi  Search this
Mattaponi  Search this
Chickahominy  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Rappahannock Indians  Search this
Algonquian -- Virginia  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
sound recordings
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:
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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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Shoshone Songs and Stories, Nevada, Summer

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Performer:
Billie, Josie  Search this
Adams, John  Search this
Tau, May Howard  Search this
Hall, Bessie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 sound tape reel (Some language transcription enclosed in tape box, 5 inch)
Container:
Item 1
Culture:
Shoshone  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound tape reels
Date:
1967
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Shoshone -- Folk tales -- Songs  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Songs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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David Smith Colloquium on Plecker

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Speaker:
Smith, David  Search this
Names:
Plecker, Walter Ashby, b. 1861  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 sound cassette (Duration: 120 minutes)
Container:
Item 11
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound cassettes
Speeches
Date:
1990 January 30
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Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Speeches
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
4 sound cassettes (Duration: 120 minutes)
Container:
Item 16
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound cassettes
Lectures
Date:
1987 April 4
1987 April 11
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Topic:
Virginia Council on Indians  Search this
Williamsburg Conference  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lectures
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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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
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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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Chickahominy Meeting, Archaeological Society of Virginia

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
2 sound cassettes (Duration: 90 minutes)
Container:
Item 8
Culture:
Chickahominy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound cassettes
Speeches
Date:
1978 October 14
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Topic:
Archeological Society of Virginia  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Speeches
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Chickahominy Fall Festival

Interviewee:
Langston, Morton  Search this
Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 sound cassette (Duration: 90 Minutes)
Container:
Item 25
Culture:
Pamunkey Indians  Search this
Chickahominy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound cassettes
Ritual (events)
Interviews
Date:
1983
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Chickahominy Tribe -- Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Powwows -- Virginia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ritual (events)
Interviews
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Mattaponi Reservation Speech and Interview with Curtis Custalow

Interviewee:
Custalow, Curtis Jr.  Search this
Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 sound cassette (Duration: 90 minutes)
Container:
Item 26
Culture:
Mattaponi  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound cassettes
Interviews
Speeches
Date:
1983 April 16
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Speeches
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Chickahominy Fall Festival

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Speaker:
Forber, Jack  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (3 1/4 inch)
Container:
Item 2
Culture:
Chickahominy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Reels
Speeches
Date:
1970
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Festivals  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Powwows -- Virginia  Search this
Chickahominy Tribe -- Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Speeches
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives
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Helen C. Rountree Lecture to Anthropological Society of Washington

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 sound cassette (Duration: 120 minutes)
Container:
Item 12
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound cassettes
Speeches
Date:
1988 October 18-19
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Anthropological Society of Washington  Search this
Genre/Form:
Speeches
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Field Notes

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (3 1/4 inch)
Container:
Item 4
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Reels
Field notes
Date:
1974
Collection Restrictions:
Materials related to interview notes are restricted until June 2025.
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Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Chickahominy Fall Festival

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 sound cassette (Duration: 90 minutes)
Container:
Item 21
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound cassettes
Date:
1985 October 5
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Chickahominy Tribe -- Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Chickahominy -- History  Search this
Powwows -- Virginia  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Shoshone Songs and Stories

Performer:
Hall, Bessie  Search this
Adams, John  Search this
Tau, May Howard  Search this
Billie, Josie  Search this
Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 sound tape reel (3 1/4 inch)
Container:
Item 3
Culture:
Shoshone  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound tape reels
Songs
Date:
1967 June
Collection Restrictions:
Materials related to interview notes are restricted until June 2025.
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Topic:
Folklore  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Shoshone -- Folk tales -- Songs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Songs
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Chickahominy Fall Festival

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (3 1/4 inch)
Container:
Item 5
Culture:
Chickahominy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Reels
Date:
1974
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Festivals  Search this
Chickahominy Tribe -- Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Powwows -- Virginia  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Chickahominy Fall Festival

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 sound cassette (Duration: 90 minutes)
Container:
Item 10
Culture:
Chickahominy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound cassettes
Date:
1982
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Festivals  Search this
Powwows -- Virginia  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Chickahominy Tribe -- Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Chickahominy Fall Festival

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (3 1/4 inch)
Container:
Item 6
Culture:
Chickahominy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Reels
Date:
1972 September 23
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Topic:
Musical performances  Search this
Chickahominy Tribe -- Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Powwows -- Virginia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Indian Week Kick-off Ceremony, State Capital

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 sound cassette (Duration: 35 minutes)
Container:
Item 13
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound cassettes
Speeches
Date:
1988 September 19
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Speeches
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Nansemond Homecoming

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 sound cassette (Duration: 120 minutes)
Container:
Item 14
Culture:
Nansemond  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound cassettes
Place:
Nansemond County (VA).
Date:
1988 September 11
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Chickahominy Tribal Order Ad Hoc Committee on Indian History

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
2 sound cassettes (Duration: 120 minutes)
Container:
Item 15
Culture:
Chickahominy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound cassettes
Meetings
Date:
1987 October 31
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Topic:
Chickahominy -- History  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Genre/Form:
Meetings
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Chickahominy Fall Festival

Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 sound cassette (Duration: 90 minutes)
Container:
Item 19
Culture:
Chickahominy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound cassettes
Date:
1986 October 4
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Powwows -- Virginia  Search this
Chickahominy Tribe -- Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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