Partially built chickee - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Partially built chickee - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory,
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  • Partially built chickee - Big Cypress Reservation, Florida

Image Number

  • FS80257A


  • 1980

Date Note

  • Photographed on July 15, 1980.

Series Title

General Note

  • Mary B. Billie has been a dollmaker since she was 17. She learned the skill by watching her mother, who had learned it from Mary's grandmother.
  • Accompanying note: "Although she sews the clothes indoors, Mary Billie does most of her dollmaking in her backyard. She is building a chikkee there so that she will be able to work outside whenever she wants to. 'She said when she's making dolls and when you make it in the house, it gets kind of dirty. So she'd rather be out under the chikkee when she's making dolls.'"

Additional Creator

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

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