Ohio Historical Society marks Chief Logan


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's Native American history is being celebrated in a weekend celebration south of Columbus.

The Ohio Historical Society event Sunday afternoon commemorates a Native American leader, Chief Logan, and his 1774 speech under a spreading tree later known as the Logan Elm.

The speech highlighted Native American-settler relations even after a band of pioneers had killed 12 of his family members and uprooted others.

The elm tree died in 1964. The location in Pickaway County is now preserved as the Logan Elm State Memorial and the commemoration marked its centennial.