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Gary Moulton  

Lewis & Clark Expert Historian.

Gary E. Moulton is Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and editor of the "Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition". Moulton began the editing project in 1979 with support from the UNL Center for Great Plains Studies, the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C.; he completed the thirteen-volume edition in 1999.

Moulton's research interests are historical editing, the exploration of the American West, and American Indians. Among his publications are a biography of Chief John Ross of the Cherokees, a two-volume edition of his papers, and the journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Significant research awards include the National Cowboy Hall of Fame's Wrangler Award recognizing the Atlas of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as the Best Western Non-fiction Book in 1984, the Award of Meritorious Achievement from the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation in 1988, and the J. Franklin Jameson Prize for Outstanding Editorial Achievement from the American Historical Association in 1990. Moulton was a consultant for Ken Burns' 1997 film, Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, and in 1998 he served on the United States Mint's design selection committee for the new one-dollar Sacagawea coin. In 2001, Moulton received the University of Nebraska's Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award.

Moulton teaches courses in American history, the American West and Nebraska history, and he directs research and editing seminars. For the summer of 1994, Moulton received a Fulbright Scholar award to teach at the University of Hannover, Germany. In 1996 he was presented the Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students by the UNL Parents Association, and the same year the UNL College of Arts and Sciences honored him with its Distinguished Teaching Award. Moulton was scholar-in-resident at Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Astoria, OR, in 1999, and at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Great Falls, MT, in 2000. In 2001 he was a visiting professor at Hastings College, Hastings, NB, a resident fellow at Jefferson's Monticello, Charlottesville, VA, and a visiting professor at the University of Montana, Missoula. Moulton's professional activities also include giving presentations on the Lewis and Clark expedition to civic and scholarly organizations.


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