Tracking Molsemsis: An Indigenous and Environmental History of Eastern Coyote


ACLS Fellowship Program


English and American Studies


“Tracking Molsemsis” is an environmental history of eastern coyotes, focused on the migration of coyotes and their adaptation to the recovering forests of New England. This book centers Indigenous methodologies, including language, literature, traditional ecological knowledge and land-based research, but also transcends disciplinary boundaries, drawing on recent research in evolutionary biology, ecology, and paleoecology to unravel the story of coyotes’ remarkable historical and ongoing adaptation to climate catastrophes and colonization.