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Chief Logan
Chief Logan


On the evening of April 30, 1774, white settlers in present-day Hancock County murdered a group of Native Americans, including several relatives of Chief Logan, in what was known as the Yellow Creek Massacre.

Learn more:
Massacre of Logan's Family
Yellow Creek Massacre: Recollections of Michael Myers
Yellow Creek Massacre: Recollections of George Edgington
Yellow Creek Massacre: Recollections of Bazaleel Wells
Yellow Creek Massacre: Recollections of Michael Cresap, Jr.
Yellow Creek Massacre: Reminiscences of Henry Jolly
Yellow Creek Massacre: Letter From Logan
Yellow Creek Massacre: Letter from George Rogers Clark
"Logan, A Friend To The White Man"
Sources on Chief Logan


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