Little Big Man was Crazy Horse's lieutenant. After surrendering along with Crazy Horse, he switched allegiance and was directly involved with Crazy Horse's death by assisting in pinning his arms. It was said that Little Big Man was crafty, but with considerable ability and presence, and was a recognized trouble maker. After being bayoneted by a soldier, the last words, uttered by Crazy Horse to Little Big Man and others, were "Let me go, my friends. You have got me hurt enough."