Village Life: Seminole
villages were very small. The entire village might be 2 homes (chickees),
1 eating house, and 1 storage house. A large village might have 10-12
Their homes were built in a circle around a central
open area used as a protected play area for their children and their
Campfires were always built in the same way. Logs
were arranged like the spokes of a wheel.
Seminoles did not stay in their village year
around. They were often on the move, camping near harvest areas
or off hunting. If someone came by and found a village deserted,
they were welcome to spend the night. There were no locks. There were
The Seminole might not return to a specific
village for some time, but wherever they went, they either built a new
camp, or stayed at an old one that they had built in the past. Each
Seminole family had many homes.
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