Hunters and Explorers: Peace Advocates:
John Logan, represented here, was the son of an Iroquois chief and considered himself a friend of the settlers and advocated peace. But when his family was tragically murdered in 1774 in retaliation for a robbery committed by another group of American Indians, he took revenge. With resentment already high over the intrusions of explorers, hunters, and settlers, the fighting that ensued led to Dunmore's War. The battle, led by Lord Dunmore, governor of Virginia, eventually forced the Shawnee to cede lands in the Ohio Valley to the English. Land speculating by Euro-Americans continued, and new settlements were established along the Ohio River and beyond Cumberland Gap.