This angered Red-Hair greatly as he continued to insist that he was, in fact, a woman. The young man came up with explanations, but the brothers were still doubtful of his womanhood, also suggesting that he had the walk of a man.
The young man stayed with Red-hair for a long time as they settled into married life. One day while Red-Hair was napping with his head in the young man’s lap, he took a knife and stabbed his husband. Subsequently, he collected all of his hair.
The young man quickly fled the scene and ran to the people he had helped, turned into an ant, and crawled into an anthole near their tipis which led back home.
While the young man was on the run, the brothers returned to find Red-Hair bald and dead, they immediately knew that it was his faux wife that had done it. So, they set off to find him.
In order to fool the brothers, the young man’s new friends turned into a deer and a hawk and ran away from the direction of Red-Hair’s tipi. They succeeded, and the brothers followed them for some time.
They eventually admitted defeat and turned back, just before they reached where the young man was hiding.