Thatched Roofs and Open Sides: The Architecture of Chickees and Their Changing Role in Seminole Society

Thatched Roofs and Open Sides: The Architecture of Chickees and Their Changing Role in Seminole Society

by Carrie Dilley

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Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians Award of Excellence for a Book



In Thatched Roofs and Open Sides, Carrie Dilley reveals the design, construction, history, and cultural significance of the chickee, the unique Seminole structure made of palmetto and cypress. Dilley illustrates how the multipurpose structure has developed over time to meet the changing needs of the Seminole Tribe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813064925
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Carrie Dilley is visitor services and development manager at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum in Clewiston, Florida. She is the former architectural historian of the Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Historic Preservation Office.

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"Takes us on a journey to the heart and soul of Seminole life—the chickee. Dilley ably navigates archaeology, architecture, and oral history to tell the story of the Seminole house, from its origins, through its persistence in the face of modernization, and ending with a glimpse into the future."—Ryan Wheeler, director, Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology

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