Logan, b.

Logan (b. Tahgahjute) (also known as James Logan, probably named for the Quaker James Logan)

(?1723–80) Indian leader; born in Shamokin (present-day Sunbury), Pa. (son of Chief Shikellamy). He was a friend of the whites until his family was killed at the Yellow Creek Massacre (Ohio, 1774). Dedicating himself to revenge, he refused to attend a peace meeting; instead he allegedly sent a reply that was given by a speaker and quoted in newspapers (and later used by Thomas Jefferson in his Notes on the State of Virginia, 1800), including the eloquent plaint: "There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature… Who is there to mourn for Logan? Not one!" Logan continued to attack white settlements and during the American Revolution brought scalps and prisoners to the British at Detroit. He was killed by a fellow Indian near Lake Erie.
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