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Rountree, Helen C. 1944-

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Works: 32 works in 71 publications in 1 language and 6,681 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Guidebooks  Sources 
Classifications: E99.P85, 975.5004973
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Pocahontas's people : the Powhatan Indians of Virginia through four centuries by Helen C Rountree ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before and after Jamestown Virginia's Powhatans and their predecessors by Helen C Rountree ( )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Addressed to specialists and nonspecialists alike, Before and After Jamestown introduces the Powhatans - the Native Americans of Virginia's coastal plains, who played an integral part in the life of the Williamsburg and Jamestown settlements - in scenes that span 1,100 years, from just before their earliest contact with non-Indians to the present day."--BOOK JACKET
The Powhatan Indians of Virginia : their traditional culture by Helen C Rountree ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the festivals, folklore, rituals, and manners of eating, drinking and daily life among the Powhatan Indians
Pocahontas Powhatan Opechancanough : three Indian lives changed by Jamestown by Helen C Rountree ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Pocahontas may be the most famous Native American who ever lived, but during the settlement of Jamestown, the great chiefs Powhatan and Opechancanough were the subjects of considerably more interest and historical documentation than the young woman. It was Opechancanough who captured the foreign captain "Chawnzmit" - John Smith. Smith gave Opechancanough a compass, described to him a spherical earth that revolved around the sun, and wondered if his captor was a cannibal. Opechancanough, who was no cannibal and knew the world was flat, presented Smith to his elder brother, the paramount chief Powhatan. The chief, who took the name of his tribe as his throne name (his personal name was Wahunsenacawh), negotiated with Smith over a lavish feast and opened the town to him, leading Smith to meet, among others, Powhatan's daughter Pocahontas. Thinking he had made an ally, the chief finally released Smith. Within a few decades, and against their will, his people would be subjects of the British Crown." "Despite their roles as senior politicians in these watershed events, no biography of either Powhatan or Opechancanough exists. And while there are other "biographies" of Pocahontas, they have for the most part elaborated on her legend more than they have addressed the known facts of her remarkable life. As the 400th anniversary of Jamestown's founding approaches, Helen Rountree, scholar of Native Americans, provides in a single book the definitive biographies of these three important figures. In their lives we see the whole arc of Indian experience with the English settlers - from the wary initial encounters presided over by Powhatan, to the uneasy diplomacy characterized by the marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, to the warfare and eventual loss of native sovereignty that came during Opechancanough's reign." "Writing from an ethnohistorical perspective that looks as much to anthropology as to the written record, Rountree draws a portrait of Powhatan life in which the land and the seasons governed life and the English were seen not as heroes but as tassantassas (strangers), as invaders, even as squatters. The Powhatans were a nonliterate people, so we have had to rely until now on the white settlers for our conceptions of the Jamestown experiment. This book at last reconstructs the other side of the story."--BOOK JACKET
Eastern Shore Indians of Virginia and Maryland by Helen C Rountree ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Making use of exceptional primary documents, including county records dating as far back as 1632, Rountree and Davidson have produced a thorough and fascinating glimpse of the lives of Eastern Shore Indians that will enlighten general readers and scholars alike
Powhatan foreign relations, 1500-1722 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Helen C. Rountree, one of the foremost authorities on the history and anthropology of the thirty Algonquian-speaking Indian tribes known as the Powhatans of Virginia, has assembled the work of ... contributors to provide a multifaceted look at these diverse and fascinating peoples. Powhatan foreign relations examines the Powhatan paramount chiefdom and its relationships with both European and Indian 'foreigners' from the perspectives of physical anthropology, archeology, history, and cultural anthropology"--Dust jacket
John Smith's Chesapeake voyages, 1607-1609 by Helen C Rountree ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history and present state of Virginia by Robert Beverley ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: While in London in 1705, Robert Beverley wrote and published The History and Present State of Virginia, one of the earliest printed English-language histories about North America by an author born there. Like his brother-in-law William Byrd II, Beverley was a scion of Virginia's planter elite, personally ambitious and at odds with royal governors in the colony. As a native-born American--most famously claiming "I am an Indian"--he provided English readers with the first thoroughgoing account of the province's past, natural history, Indians, and current politics and society. In this new edition, Susan Scott Parrish situates Beverley and his History in the context of the metropolitan-provincial political and cultural issues of his day and explores the many contradictions embedded in his narrative. Parrish's introduction and the accompanying annotation, along with a fresh transcription of the 1705 publication and a more comprehensive comparison of emendations in the 1722 edition, will open Beverley's History to new, twenty-first-century readings by students of transatlantic history, colonialism, natural science, literature, and ethnohistory
Young Pocahontas in the Indian world by Helen C Rountree ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Powhatan mystery ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1607, there were 30,000 Native Americans living in Virginia. What happened to them? This documentary film chronicles the actual story of what happened to the Virginia Indians, up to the 18th century. It presents an accurate picture of what occurred as the English established and succeeded at Jamestown"--Container
Indian land loss in Virginia a prototype of U.S. federal Indian policy by Helen C Rountree ( Book )
3 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New perspectives on Jamestown ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"400 years ago, the English established their first permanent settlement in the New World at Jamestown. The resulting clash of cultures changed the world forever ... This five part radio series examines the myths, mysteries and leagcies of the Jamestown Settlement"--Publisher's web site
Life in an eastern woodland Indian village by Helen C Rountree ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond the village : a Colonial Parkway guide to the local Indians' use of natural resources by Helen C Rountree ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Building an Indian house by William H Hancock ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inventing America : the 400th anniversary of Jamestown ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Rountree collection of Virginia Indian documents by Helen C Rountree ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Includes brief vitae for Helen C. Rountree, listing significant publications and other important contributions, including involvement in tribal recognition cases
The Rountree collection of Virginia Indian documents by Helen C Rountree ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Includes brief vitae for Helen C. Rountree, listing significant publications and other important contributions, including involvement in tribal recognition cases
Between two cultures : the life history of a western Shoshone woman by Helen C Rountree ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Pocahontas Powhatan Opechancanough three Indian lives changed by Jamestown by Helen C Rountree ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Through] the lives of [Pocahontas, Powhatan, and Opechancanough, this book shows] the whole arc of Indian experience with the English settlers - from the wary initial encounters presided over by Powhatan, to the uneasy diplomacy characterized by the marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, to the warfare and eventual loss of native sovereignty that came during Opechancanough's reign. -http://www.booksinprint.com
 
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Alternative Names
H. C. R. (Rountree, Helen C.), 1944-
R., H. C. (Rountree, Helen C.), 1944-
Rountree, Helen C.
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