Events and Press

Please contact me if you would like me to speak to your group about my new book.


Webinar on Reclaiming Stories, October 24, 7pm, Via Zoom. Sponsored by U of I Alumni Affairs. Register.

Lecture/ Webinar for  Sinsinawa Mound Retreat Center, Tuesday November 7, 7pm Central, via Zoom.

Environmental Studies of the Great Lakes Conference (postponed)

Stories and News Releases:

Reviews of People of the Ecotone

“Morrissey attempts, and succeeds, at drawing a historical map of human-nonhuman interactions that reflects the complexity of Native American cultures.” Zhihui Zou in World History Encyclopedia

People of the Ecotone is a compelling book. In a little over two hundred pages, Robert Michael Morrissey argues—and clearly demonstrates—that the histories of Native people during the contact era were not simply reactions to outside forces but emerged from older, place-and-time-specific relationships between humans and the natural world.” Cameron B. Strang in H-Net Reviews.

“Robert Michael Morrissey’s People of the Ecotone is a captivating analysis of the ways in which the peculiar environmental characteristics of the Illinois River Valley and the larger prairie peninsula redefined Native American societies after the fall of Cahokia.” Stephen Warren in Western Historical Quarterly.