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Bitterroot : a Salish memoir of transracial adoption

Author: Susan Devan Harness
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
Series: American Indian lives.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harness, Susan Devan.
Bitterroot.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017056173
(OCoLC)1019839307
Named Person: Susan Devan Harness
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Devan Harness
ISBN: 9781496210869 1496210867 9781496210883 1496210883
OCLC Number: 1050098092
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 335 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 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.
Series Title: American Indian lives.
Other Titles: Salish memoir of transracial adoption
Responsibility: Susan Devan Harness.

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"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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