Migration Legend supplement: The painting of the Creek delegation in Westminster Palace
Several readers have asked to have a higher resolution image of the famous painting of James Edward Oglethorpe introducing his guests from the Creek Confederacy to Archbishop William Wake and the Board of Trustees for the Province of Georgia in Westminster Palace. It was painted by William Vereist. One member of the Creek delegation was absent. He was sick with smallpox and later died.
The buffalo velum in the Apalache writing system that described the wanderings of the Kaushete, was hung on the wall of the Georgia Room in Westminster Palace. It disappeared after the United States achieved independence and is probably stored in a warehouse owned by the Church of England. A POOF member is in London right now, looking for the velum.
Some Oklahoma readers have commented to me that these Native Americans do not look like Muskogee Creeks. Well, the reason is that they were NOT Muskogee Creeks, but Itsate Creeks from the Savannah River Valley. However, no one would bat an eye if they had been walking down a street in Southern Mexico or Guatemala.
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