The keynote address was recorded on September 10, 1992 at The University of Montana. The program was funded by The Center for the Rocky Mountain West, The National Endowment for the Humanities among others. Gary E. Moulton is Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska. He is the recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association for the editing of the Lewis and Clark journals, and he won the Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award from the University of Nebraska. This presentation is introduced by long-time UM Professor Harry Fritz.