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.