The name Little Hawk was given by Crazy Horse's uncle Little Hawk, who then took the name Long Face. Crazy Horse's half-brother, Little Hawk, was killed in 1871, on a war expedition south of the Platte River. His uncle abandoned his name Long Face and took back the name Little Hawk again. Tribal elders were said to have believed that Crazy Horse's half-brother would have been a greater man than his brother, had he had lived, suggesting that the namesake Little Hawk was held in high esteem among the Oglala for his abilities.
Crazy Horse Memorial a Tale of Two Stories Told in Stone: Most Americans Likely Can Recognize the Carvings on Mount Rushmore. but Another, Even Larger Carving of the Indian Crazy Horse Is Less Well Known but More Remarkable
Jan 23, 2012; The Black Hills of South Dakota have long been associated with the four U.S. Presidents who adorn Mount Rushmore. The granite...