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Indian Steps Museum is primarily a memorial to the Native Americans who lived along the Susquehanna River. The original inhabitants of the area surrounding Indian Steps were the Algonquians, later succeeded by the Susquehannocks.  The Susquehannocks remained in the vicinity of Indian Steps from around 1605-1680.  The last Native American tribe who settled along the river was the Shawnee who departed to the west in 1765.

In recent years many exhibits have been placed in the museum that house Native American artifacts of this region dating from 10,000 BC up to the modern era. The scholarship and care in preparing the exhibits have resulted in one of the finest Native American museums in the United States.  The Indian Steps Cabin is an architectural gem built in the Arts and Crafts style. Original stained glass windows, a massive sandstone table and exquisite stone work are a few of the unique details.