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Geocache Description:

Create a history lesson about a noteworthy Native American in North American.

NOTE: This is a virtual, locationless geocache. You will not find a box to trade prizes, but we do hope you will have fun creating a history lesson about a Native American. We will limit the logs for this theme to the United States and Canada.

"I appeal to any white man to say that he ever entered Logan's cabin, but I gave him meat; that he ever came naked, but I clothed him... He will not turn his heel to save his life. Who is there to mourn for Logan? No one."
- Chief Logan, an Indian warrior, 1775

Click here to learn more about Chief Logan.

For a list of books and articles about Chief Logan, which can be found at the West Virginia State Archives Library, click here.

Located in the heart of West Virginia's southern coalfields, Chief Logan State Park is four miles north of the town of Logan. The park and town share the name of the Chief of the Cayuga Tribe (also known as the Mingo tribe).

The purpose of this geocaching activity is to create a collection of simple history lessons about noteworthy Native Americans in North America. We hope that the photos, links, and log report text that players produce will be used by students, teachers, and historians.

I started this adventure in history with a visit to the monument at the grave of Chief Logan, which is located in the Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York. For a full view of the monument please see the photo link below. It's very tall! You will also an example below of the GPS photo you must upload with your log report.

Would you like to help? Can you think like an historian?

Here's how you can join our geocaching research team:

1. Locate a monument or the grave of a noteworthy Native American in North America, meaning the U.S. and Canada. This should be a person with some significant or remarkable connection to history. Your location must be in a publicly accessible cemetery or monument site. Please do not trespass on private land or sacred burial grounds.

2. Take a photo of yourself and your GPS at the site to prove you were there.

3. Take at least one additional photo that of the area where the grave or monument is located that is suitable to be used in a student assignment or for historical research. Make it a thoughtful, carefully framed picture.

4. In your log report include information about the subject of your investigation. If possible, include links to websites that provide additional historical background.

5. Use only your own, original photos that were taken to log this cache. Only one log is allowed per player.

6. Upload the photos immediately after submitting your log report. Please do not ask us to wait until you have developed film. Be patient, and submit your log report when you can upload the photos at the same time. Logs without photos will be deleted.

Thanks for helping. I hope you have fun. Try to learn something about Native American history, and perhaps something about your local history, as well.

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