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Rountree, Helen C. 1944-

Works: 44 works in 103 publications in 4 languages and 8,626 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee
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Before and after Jamestown : Virginia's Powhatans and their predecessors by Helen C Rountree( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,836 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."--Jacket
Pocahontas's people : the Powhatan Indians of Virginia through four centuries by Helen C Rountree( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Powhatan Indians of Virginia : their traditional culture by Helen C Rountree( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the aspects of Powhatan life that Helen Rountree describes in vivid detail are hunting and agriculture, territorial claims, warfare and treatment of prisoners, physical appearance and dress, construction of houses and towns, education of youths, initiation rites, family and social structure and customs, the nature of rulers, medicine, religion, and even village games, music, and dance. Rountree's is the first book-length treatment of this fascinating culture, which included one of the most complex political organizations in native North American and which figured prominently in early American history
The history and present state of Virginia by Robert Beverley( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,305 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
Pocahontas Powhatan Opechancanough : three Indian lives changed by Jamestown by Helen C Rountree( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 910 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."--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 536 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 by 1500-1722 Powhatan foreign relations( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 440 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"--Jacket
John Smith's Chesapeake voyages, 1607-1609 by Helen C Rountree( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this illustrated book, scholars from multiple disciplines take the reader on John Smith's exploratory voyages and reconstruct the Chesapeake environment and its people as Smith encountered them."--BOOK JACKET
Indians of southern Maryland by Rebecca Seib( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here at last is the story of Southern Maryland's Native people, from the end of the Ice Age to the present. Intended for a general audience, it explains how they have been adapting to changing conditions--both climatic and human--for all of that time in a way that is jargon-free and readable. The authors, cultural anthropologists with long experience of modern Indian people, convincingly demonstrate that all through their history, Native people have behaved like rational adults, contrary to the common stereotype of Indians. Moreover, in the very early Contact Period at least, some English settlers respected them accordingly. Unfortunately, although they never went to war against the English, they were driven nearly out of existence. Yet some of them refused to leave, and, adapting yet again to a changing world, their descendants are living successfully in Indian communities today." -- Publisher's description
Powhatan Indian place names in Tidewater Virginia by Martha W McCartney( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within this volume, numerous variations of historic Indian place names are gathered under their most common spelling or modern equivalent. The information included in this thoroughly annotated volume was drawn from land patents, local and regional government records, public and private archives, and several collections of historical maps. This enables researchers to see how Indian place names changed over time and relate them to their equivalents in the modern landscape.--Back cover
Young Pocahontas in the Indian world by Helen C Rountree( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Helen C. Rountree wrote this book for grade-school children in response to the requests that book stores were getting about the real life of Pocahontas, when the Disney cartoon Pocahontas was released (1995)"--Back cover
Indian land loss in Virginia : a prototype of U.S. federal Indian policy by Helen C Rountree( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspectives on Jamestown( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 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

Building an Indian house by William H Hancock( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 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

Between two cultures : the life history of a western Shoshone woman by Helen C Rountree( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Pocahontas's people : the Powhatan Indians of Virginia through four centuries
Pocahontas's people : the Powhatan Indians of Virginia through four centuriesThe Powhatan Indians of Virginia : their traditional culturePocahontas Powhatan Opechancanough : three Indian lives changed by JamestownEastern Shore Indians of Virginia and MarylandPowhatan foreign relations, 1500-1722John Smith's Chesapeake voyages, 1607-1609
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H. C. R 1944-

H. C. R. (Rountree, Helen C.), 1944-

R, H. C. 1944-

R., H. C. (Rountree, Helen C.), 1944-

Rountree, Helen C.

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