Central Cabin in "Red Leaves" in "Red Leaves" (Location)

Display Label: 
Central Cabin
Type: 
Other Structure
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1262
Y: 
165
Description: 

The Choctaw Indian slave quarters are "neat with whitewash, of baked soft brick" (313). The two rows of houses face each other. They have no doors and have "chinked and plastered chimneys" (313), and a dirt lane runs between them. The central cabin with its shuttered windows is larger than the others, big enough, apparently, to hold all the slaves on the plantation. Inside, it is dark with a hearth in center of the floor, and a hole in the roof for smoke. The room also contains the slaves' "cryptic ornaments" and "ceremonial records" (315).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
If "Other Structure," specify: 
Slave Meeting House

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