Susan Devan Harness is an American Indian transracial adoptee & a member of the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes.

Her extensive writing about American Indian assimilation policies & child placement includes Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption, a 2019 Colorado Book Award finalist.

She holds an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology & an M.A. in Creative Nonfiction Writing, both from Colorado State University. She loves to travel and has visited all but four U.S. States.

She was a seasonal interpretive park ranger with the National Park Service.

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