Topic: The Virginia Algonkians
Bio: Dr. Helen Rountree is a native of Hampton, Virginia, and she still lives on the non-working farm where she grew up. She taught anthropology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk from 1968 to 2000, winning an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council on Higher Education in Virginia in 1994.
Helen has worked with Virginia Indian tribes and collected their history since 1969, helping tribes be officially recognized by the Federal Government in the late 2010s. She has steadily produced books about the mid-Atlantic Algonquian speakers. Her newest book, “Manteo’s World: Native American Life in Carolina’s Sound Country before and after the Lost Colony” focuses on the North Carolina Algonquians.