Before the camera was invented, artists were relied on to preserve images and we are grateful to those artists who chronicled the tribes -- some of the best known artists were John White, Jacques LeMoyne, Le Page Du Pratz, George Catlin, Charles Bird King, Bernard Romans, and John Trumbull who did the sketches below.
The two sketches here are of Creeks who went to New York in 1790 to meet George Washington. The drawings were done by John Trumbull. The man on the left is called "Hysac, or The Woman's Man" , and the man on the right is "Hopothle Mico, or the Talassee King of the Creeks".
Trumbull wrote that the Indians feared his "magic" so he had to work in secret; he described them as having "a dignity of manner ... worthy of a Roman senator."
These are some of the portraits of Creeks on this site