Awards & Winners

Rex Ziak

Rex Ziak is a writer, historian, tour guide, and documentarian, who lives in Naselle, Washington, USA. Known for his Lewis and Clark studies, he is the author of In Full View. After careful study of the expedition's journals and of the geography of the Columbia River estuary, Ziak discovered the previously unknown fact that from November 7, 1805 to December 6, the Lewis and Clark expedition stayed in what is now Pacific County, along the Long Beach Peninsula. This finding took six years for Ziak to piece together, using the comments in the expedition's journals to find the locations the explorers stopped at on their trip. A controversy arose between Oregon, long considered the end of the expedition, and Washington's historians over Ziak's findings, with many historians in Washington and elsewhere supporting his discovery and many in Oregon opposing it. In 1999, soon after his announcement, Ziak and David Nicandri, director of the Washington State Historical Society, began petitioning to give the newly found ending location, a camping spot called Station Camp, National Landmark Status. In addition, that year, US Representative Brian Baird had an amendment passed that changed the "federal designation of the Lewis and CLark National Historic Trail as ending not in Oregon but in Oregon and Washington."

Awards by Rex Ziak

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News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography
Honored for : World Of Discovery
(Tall Ship: High Sea Adventure)