Clarence “Cy” Young recalls his experiences with two different horses that he rode at the National Bison Range and compares their temperaments. He describes finding an albino buffalo calf, which the Range called Whitey, and the subsequent breeding experiment that took place, producing a second, blind albino offspring. Young talks about a fire in 1934 that burned most of the vegetation on the Range. He also details his involvement and stunt double riding for two movies that were filmed on the Bison Range: The Big Trail (1930) and The Plainsman (1936). Young discusses the other employees and livestock at the Range.
National Bison Range; Horses; Bison herds; Buffalo herds; Albino buffalo; Wildfires, 1934; Frank H. Rose; John Wayne; Marguerite Churchill; Gary Cooper; Stunt doubles; Horses; Horse breaking; Horse breeding; Horse-back riding
National Bison Range Oral History Project, OH 149, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 transcript (41 p.: 28 cm.)
Young, Clarence, "Clarence "Cy" Young Interview, circa 1965" (1965). National Bison Range Oral History Project. 3.