Loren Michael Mortimer, PhD

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I am an interdisciplinary scholar of early American and Native American history.  I design digital history courses that train students to think, research, and communicate like professional historians across diverse multimedia platforms.

My current book project, Kaniatarowanenneh Crossings: Indigenous Power and Presence in the St. Lawrence River Watershed, 1534-1842,  explores the interplay of environments, religious revitalization, and collective political action within Native  mission communities along the present US-Canada border.  This work combines ethnography, environmental history, and methodologies from Native American and Indigenous Studies to understand how a confederation known as the Seven Fires maintained their sovereignty and autonomy despite dense settler populations and the imposition of national borders through their riverine homelands.