Logan, James

Logan, James

biographical name

(born c. 1725, probably at Shamokin, Pa.—died 1780, near Lake Erie) American Indian leader. He was the son of the Oneida chief Shikellamy, who was a friend of the secretary of the Pennsylvania colony, James Logan (1674–1751). He moved to the Ohio River valley, where he became friendly with Indians and white settlers. After his family was massacred by a frontier trader in 1774, he led Indian raids on white settlements in Lord Dunmore's War. He refused to participate in peace negotiations, sending his grievances in a message known as “Logan's Lament.” He was allied with the British in the American Revolution.

Variants of LOGAN, JAMES

Logan, James orig. Tah-gah-jute

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