BOOKS IN 1) includes:
- LOGAN THE MINGO by FRANKLIN SAWVEL;
- TAH-GAH-JUTE; OR LOGAN AND CAPTAIN MICHAEL CRESAP by BRANTZ
- CHIEF LOGAN: FRIEND, FOE OR FICTION by RON WENNING.
Chief Logan was one of the most enigmatic Indians of his time.
The son of a great Iroquois chief, Thomas Jefferson would call him
the greatest orator of the 18th century. And yet this once great,
kind and gentle friend of whites and spiritual leader of his people
would see his life spiral downward; committing him to wander his
remaining years on the frontier a tortured and broken man.
Logan grew up at Shikellamy’s Town along the West Branch of the
Susquehanna River yet his world fame would come in his later years.
This famous 18th century Indian is better known as Chief Logan and
this anthology will help you to better understand this complicated
man. The first book is Logan the Mingo by Franklin B. Sawvel which
explains Logan’s life in an easy and understanding way. The second
selection published in 1851 by Brantz Mayer 1851, endeavors to explain
the Cresap/Greathouse controversy and how Chief Logan came to lay
the blame for his families murders at the hands of Michael Cresap
when in fact the Greathouse gang was responsible. This tragic turn
of events led to “Logan’s Lament”, the most famous words ever spoken
by an American Indian. The sadness and sorrow from those words will
echo through time immortal. Finally is Ron Wenning’s 1997 article
Chief Logan: Friend, Foe or Fiction uncovers who the real Chief
Logan really was.
Logan’s last years would be one filled with melancholy and sadness
and he would be destined to wander the Ohio Frontier a broken and
dejected man. His life had come full circle. From his days as a
child playfully roaming the beautiful Buffalo Valley of the West
Branch of the Susquehanna River at his father’s side was reduced
at the end to begging for whiskey among the officers at Fort Detroit,
somehow comforting his tormented soul in death.
224 pages, hardback, $34.95.