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Lige: Portrait of a Rawhide Braider

Film by Gwendolyn Clancy
Produced by Gwendolyn Clancy
Cinematographer: Daniel Tone
Editing: Frank Cervarich, Daniel Tone
Copyright: 1985, G. Clancy and Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, Inc.
29 minutes, Color
Original format: 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic, 1985
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Henry Elijah "Lige" Langston (1908 --1985) was born in the Great Basin outback on a homestead. He worked his entire life as a wrangler and rawhide braider in the region known as the Sagebrush Corner of northeastern California and northwestern Nevada. Lige is the subject of the book Lige Langston: Sweet Iron by Linda Hussa publized in 1999 by the University of Oklahoma Press. Lige's life was made iron by the cold-blooded desert horses he broke and rode. His life was shaped sweet by the women who tried to change him.