Red Cloud was in love with two women who reciprocated his affection. Pine Leaf and Pretty Owl. Wanting to marry both, he forgot to tell Pine Leaf that he was going to marry Pretty Owl first. After the ceremony was over, the next morning he decided to go to the hills to retrieve his horses. Leaving his lodge he went to pass by a tree. He suddenly stopped in his tracks. In the mist of the morning with a rope around her neck, Pine Leaf hung from a branch. Pine Leaf had taken her own life.