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Chickee: Chikee or Chickee is a shelter supported by posts, with a raised floor, a thatched roof and open sides. Chickees are also known as chickee huts, stilt houses, or platform dwellings. The chickee style of architecture—palmetto thatch over a bald cypress log frame—was adopted by Seminoles during the Second and Third Seminole Wars as U.S. troops pushed them deeper into the Everglades and surrounding territory. Before the Second Seminole War, the Seminoles had lived in log cabins. Similar structures were used by the tribes in south Florida when the Spanish first arrived in the 16th century. Each chickee had its own purpose and together they were organized within a camp-type community. Chickees were used for cooking, sleeping, and eating.

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Google previewSouth Florida Folklife

The chickee is a traditional structure unique to Florida. The Seminole developed the chickee when the Seminole Wars and the migration to South Florida made it impractical for them to build more permanent dwellings. Two men can build a ...

Google previewMy Wayward Winds (2011)

by James A. Hooks

It was the Harney River Chickee (the Chickee is a structure that is built about ten feet off the water because there is very ...

Google previewAtlas of the North American Indian (2009)

by Carl Waldman, Molly Braun

Chickee: The chickee is a stilt house, usually about three or four feet above the ground and about nine feet wide by 16 feet long, with a wooden platform and a thatched roof. The Seminole and Miccosukee built, and still build, these structures ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Housing, Second Edition (2012)

by Andrew T. Carswell

Chickee The chickee comes from the Seminole word for “house.” The first Seminoles to live in northern Florida are known to have constructed log cabin- type homes, some two stories tall, with sleeping quarters upstairs; the chickee style of ...

Google previewNative America: A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2012)

A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia by Daniel S. Murphree

A housing style still used by the older tribal members to serve as a summer house is the chickee. Its form has been adopted wholesale throughout Florida as the pool cabana. In fact, such recreational chickees are often built by companies ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2006)

by Eric Partridge

chickie (also spelt chickee, —ey, —y). A serviceman's girl-friend or sweetheart: Aus. soldiers': WW2.

Google previewThe British Museum Encyclopedia of Native North America (1999)

by Rayna Green, Melanie Fernandez

Chickee (Seminole), hogan (Navajo), wickiup (Apache), roundhouse, tipi (Plains tribes), longhouse (Iroquois and Northwest Coastal peoples), arbor/ramada (many Southwestern, ...

Google previewDictionary of Crime (1992)

Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Law Enforcement by Jay Robert Nash

play chickee To be watchful for interruptions or police during a robbery. Underworld use.

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Seminole Indians gathered under a chickee

Local call number: BD076

Title: [Seminole Indians gathered under a chickee]

Date: Between 1933 and 1955.

Physical descrip: 1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

Series Title: (Bedell Collection.)

General Note: Photograph of a postcard.

General Note: Far left is Corey Osceola. Right of post is Wilson Doctor. Second from far right is Wilson Cypress.

Probably photographed in the village of Corey Osceola.

Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA.

Scrabble value of C3H4I1C3K5E1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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