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Historian to Discuss Lewis and Clark Expedition in Hartnell College Talk

Septmber 28, 2003

Gary Moulton, renowned historian and author, will discuss "Lewis and Clark Among the Indians" at Hartnell College on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

The talk - free and open to the public - will begin at 7 p.m. in room 125 of the Performing Arts Center. The program is presented by the Hartnell College Foundation and the First National Bank of Central California.

Moulton is the Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of History at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL), and editor of the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which chronicles the explorers' 1804-07 expedition through the American West. He began the editing project in 1979 with the support of the UNL Center for Great Plains Studies, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Endowment for the Humanities; he completed the 13-volume edition in 1999. A one-volume, abridged edition of the Journals is a bestseller.

Moulton's research interests are historical editing, the exploration of the American West, and American Indians.

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 and the Award of Meritorious Achievement from the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation in 1988.

For more information, call the Hartnell College Foundation, at (831) 755-6810.