View of mouth of Logan canyon from Utah State University engineering building.
Logan (c. 1725–1780) was a Mingo American Indian leader in the era before the American Revolutionary War, whose revenge for the brutal killing of his family members by American frontiersmen helped spark the 1774 conflict known as Dunmore's War. Logan became famous for a speech, later known as "Logan's Lament", which he supposedly delivered after the war. Important details about Logan have been disputed by scholars, including his name and whether or not the words of "Logan's Lament" were actually his. Identity debate: Little is known about Logan's life before 1774. According to historian Richard White, even before the killing of his family Logan was "already a deeply disturbed man who believed himself pursued by evil manitous." Historian Helen Hornbeck Tanner describes him as "a well-respected man of French and Cayuga heritage who had lived in Philadelphia during part of the French and Indian War." During the early 1770s, he lived in a village called "Logan's Town" at the mouth of ... Read more about Logan on Wikipedia