The famous speech from 1774 will be revisited at a ceremony held September 30th near Circleville
In 1774, the Native American leader, Chief Logan, spoke under an elm tree in what is now Pickaway County. On the centennial anniversary of the establishment of Logan Elm State Memorial, the Ohio Historical Society, in partnership with the Pickaway County Park District, is holding a ceremony on September 30 to honor Chief Logan and his tribal descendants.
Chief Logan was a leader of the Mingos, now known as the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe which is located in Oklahoma. In 1774, on the site of Logan Elm State Memorial, Chief Logan gave an eloquent speech on the relations between Native Americans and the white settlers, even as the white European-Americans had killed his family and were taking the land from his people.
All Ohioans are invited to the ceremony, Logan Elm Centennial: Honoring Chief Logan, to be held at Logan Elm State Memorial at 4500 State Route 361, one mile east of US 23, on Sunday, September 30, 2012. There will be an informal gathering time at 1pm and the official ceremony begins at 2pm with remarks and planting of a tree.