Harness, Susan Devan Books

Susan Devan Harness is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Susan’s interest in transracial adoption extends well beyond the academic. Born in Montana to a family living on the Flathead Indian Reservation, she became transracial adoptee at the age of two. Susan lives in Fort Collins, Colorado and continues to research transracial adoption and how it affects adoptees, as well as their birth and adopted families.

Mixing Cultural Identities Through Transracial Adoption: Outcomes of the Indian Adoption Project (1958-1967)
2009 0-7734-4885-3
This book examines the ethnic boundaries, social hierarchies within the ethnic boundaries and the accumulation, transaction and conversion of social and symbolic capital used to change group membership that allow or prohibit perceptions of belonging and not belonging for American Indian adoptees.