Lige (1985)

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.
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Film Details

  • Film by: Gwendolyn Clancy
  • Produced by: Gwendolyn Clancy
  • Cinematographer: Daniel Tone
  • Editor: Frank Cervarich, Daniel Tone
  • Other Credits: Daniel J. Tone, executive producer. Dr. William A. Wilson, associate director. Darlene Reed, editing consultant. Tom Werner, engineering production facilities-KNPB. Original music by Jim Pagliarini. Graphics by Janet Crennan.
  • Funding: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Original Format: 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic
  • ©1985, G. Clancy and Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, Inc.
  • 29 mins, Color
  • Categories:
    Arts & Crafts, TraditionalNarrative & Verbal ArtsRural LifeWork