Nebraska Authors

Gary E. Moulton

Born 1942 Tulsa, OK (USA)

Historian, scholarly editor and historical consultant. Editor of the University of Nebraska Press edition of The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. J. Franklin Jameson Prize for Outstanding Editorial Achievement (1990) from the American Historical Assocation and other awards for the Journals project. Edited the journals of Chief John Ross of the Cherokees, a National Archives project. Longtime history professor at UNL. His 2018 book The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day offers an accessible and intimate portrait of the journey and its discoveries.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE: 1979-Present

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Other


History; Great Plains History; Historical Scholarship


BA, 1968, NE State University, Tahlequah, OK
MA, 1970, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
PhD, 1973, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK


Professor of history
documentary editor

Places Worked

University of Nebraska - Lincoln (Center for Great Plains Studies) Editor of Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford (Condensed edition by University of Nebraska Press to be published 2003)


Nebraska 150 Books honor, 2017, The Lewis and Clark Journals
J. Franklin Jameson Prize for Outstanding Editorial Achievement (1990) from the American Historical Assocation
Award of Meritorious Achievement (1988) from Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
Wrangler Award for Best Western Non-Fiction Book for 1984 from National Cowboy Hall of Fame
Fulbright Fellowship, Germany, Spring 1994
Outstanding Research and Creativity Award from UNL, 2001 speaker at pre-bicentennial celebration at White House, July 3, 2002 Work featured and quoted in Time magazine, July 8, 2002 Scholar-in residence at Nebraska City Lewis & Clark interpretive center being built (2003);


Appeared on C-Span 2 program "Book T.V."--7/5/03
Paul Johnsgard, friend. See David Hendee, "Nebraska authors share passion for the Great Plains,"Omaha World Herald 5-10-2018.


The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 13 Volumes (Editor) In HR
Herbarium of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. 1999
The Papers of Chief John Ross, 2 volumes. 1985. (Editor)
Mapping of the North American Plains: Essays in the History of Cartography. 1987. In HR
The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Day by Day. 2018.

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