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Bitterroot : a Salish memoir of transracial adoption

Summary: "Bitterroot traces Susan Devan Harness's journey to overcome the struggles of being an American Indian child, adopted by a white couple, and living in the rural American West. When Harness was fifteen years old, she questioned her adoptive dad about her "real" parents. He replied that they'd died in a car accident not long after she was born. Except they hadn't, as Harness would find out in a conversation with a social worker a few years later."--Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781496207463
  • ISBN: 1496207467
  • ISBN: 9781496210869
  • ISBN: 9781496210876
  • ISBN: 9781496210883
  • Physical Description: print
    xiii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press, [2018]

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Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- I wasn't born, I was adopted -- Coming-of-age without a net -- Coping mechanisms -- Lost bearings -- Sliding -- Fort Laramie -- Institutions of higher learning -- Coyote -- How rez cars are made -- Thicker than water, thinner than time -- In memory -- Too white to be Indian, too Indian to be white -- This once used to be ours -- Integration -- Custer's ghost -- Vernon -- Will you be here tomorrow? -- Gifts -- Losing the master key -- Epilogue.
Subject: Harness, Susan Devan
Salish Indians Biography
Indian women Montana Biography
Adopted children West (U.S.) Biography
Interracial adoption Montana
Salish Indians Social life and customs
Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.) Biography
Women anthropologists West (U.S.) Biography
Adult children of alcoholics West (U.S.) Biography
Women Montana Biography
Adopted children
Adult children of alcoholics
Indian women
Interracial adoption
Salish Indians
Salish Indians Social life and customs
Women anthropologists
Montana Flathead Indian Reservation
United States, West
Genre: Biography.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Indian College.


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