York Daily Record (York, Pa), 3 Jul 1976, Sat, Pg.32 (2)

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York Daily Record (York, Pa), 3 Jul 1976, Sat, Pg.32 (2) - P"miiy m g ji.iili.jji ijjji;' tgrsmmw' II nisi...
P"miiy m g ji.iili.jji ijjji;' tgrsmmw' II nisi x ST" Hi- ; Monument To An Ancient People Indian Steps Museum on York County's, lower Susquehanna shore, operated by the Conservation Society of York County since 1939. The builder, Attorney John Vandersloot, used thousands of Indian artifacts many gathered in the vicinity in the interior design. The Kiva, or dining room, is a massive reproduction of a Pueblo secret ceremonial room. The museum is pictured as it looked after Pennsylvania Water x Power Company bought the property and turned it over for public use to the Conservation Society, which has a 50-year lease dating from 1957. The Susquehannocks are described as having" been an alert, well-organized military people who were great traders. They were a member of the Iroquois race and for many years through most of the 17th century were successful in defeating the Iroquois Five Nations in battles for land, trade and influence. Capt. John Smith called them "Sasquesahanocks". Of the many interpretations that have been made of the name, "people of a well-watered land" seems the most adequate. The French called the tribe Andastes and Gan-dastogues. The name Gan-dastogues has been preserved in the Lancaster County name Conestoga. A John Smith map of 1612 showed six Susquehannock towns in the Lower Susquehanna, the largest of which was Sasquesahanough, now the site of Washington Boro. Lancaster County. Archeological between the bunks. The Susquehannocks had a "matriarchal" society, tracing descent through the mother, not the father as Europeans do. Married men lived with their wives.' families. All the families in a longhouse were under the authority of an elder matron. In 1608, Capt. John Smith sailed up the Susquehanna to the fall line (Port Deposit, Md. ) where he met a body of 60 Susquehannock warriors. At his invitation they had made the two-day journey from their settlement near the present Washington Boro. Smith was much impressed with these tribesmen, and he wrote a vivid if perhaps highly exaggerated account of the meeting. "... But to proceed, 60 of those Sasquehanocks came to the discoverers with skins, Bowes, Arrowes, Targets, Beads, Swords and Tobacco major source of fur pelts sought by Dutch, Swedish and English traders. The tribe 1 -1; Where Indians Walked Indian Steps Rocks, pictured in 1900. are now submerged under the Holtwood Dam waters. This view is looking at the rocks from the York County shore The dark spots on the rocks, over the head of the third man from left, are foot holes in w hich the Indian fisherman would place his heels w hile fishing in the channel w ith the dip net dicing the shad runs of long ago springs. I

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  1. York Daily Record,
  2. 03 Jul 1976, Sat,
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  • York Daily Record (York, Pa), 3 Jul 1976, Sat, Pg.32 (2)

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