An archaeological study of architectural form and function at Indian Key, Florida [electronic resource] / by Kelly A. Driscoll.
ABSTRACT: Indian Key Historic State Park is a small island located on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Florida Keys, near Islamorada. Before it was bought by the state of Florida in 1970, Indian Key had been the setting for a number of historically significant activities. The most well known of these is the 1840 raid on the people and buildings that made up a small wrecking village, established on the island by Jacob Housman in the early 1830s. The limestone foundations of these structures are the main attraction to today's visitor to the park. There is more to the story of Indian Key, though, than the Housman period and the structural remains left behind from this stage of the island's history. Almost immediately after the near destruction of the island in 1840, the Florida Squadron of the Navy took over, constructing their own buildings, and re-using some of the previously constructed foundations.
School:University of South Florida
School Location:USA - Florida
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:florida keys jacob housman cistern second seminole war limestone dissertations academic usf applied anthropology masters
Date of Publication:01/01/2003