Rosalyn R. LaPier is an award winning Indigenous writer and historian. She studies the intersection of Indigenous environmental knowledge learned from elders and the academic study of history and religion of Indigenous people.
Dr. LaPier is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, Environmental Studies and Native American Religion at the Harvard Divinity School, working on her third book, “Plants That Purify: The Natural and Supernatural History of Smudging."
Dr. LaPier is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Montana and Research Associate with the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. She is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana and Métis.