1973: Sacheen Littlefeather declines Marlon Brando’s Oscar

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Sacheen Littlefeather holds a written statement from actor Marlon Brando refusing his Best.

SACHEEN-LITTLEFEATHER accepted the best actor award for Marlon Brando in the Godfather. Brando had boycotted the Oscar's due to the treatment of native Americans by Hollywood.

Catching up with Sacheen Littlefeather, 40 years after her controversial brush with Oscar history

1973 Oscars: Sacheen Littlefeather reads speech from Marlon Brando, refusing his Oscar for Best Actor 1972 for "The Godfather"

Sacheen Littlefeather 1973

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Sacheen Littlefeather speaking for Marlon Brando, during the Siege at Wounded Knee, He refused to be present to accept the Oscar for "The Godfather" in order to draw attention to the crisis at Pine Ridge Reservation.

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Sacheen Littlefeather, on Marlin Brando's behalf, in a heart felt speech refused to accept the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Godfather, as a way to protest the ongoing siege at Wounded Knee and Hollywood and television's misrepresentation of Americ

Marlon Brando, The Godfather, 1972 (Refused his Oscar because of the mistreatment of American Indians, sent "Sacheen Littlefeather" in his place)

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Sacheen Littlefeather holds up a statement that she read to the press March at the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on behalf of Marlon Brando.

Sacheen Littlefeather, Not accepting Marlon Brando's Oscar for The Godfather in 1973

Sacheen Littlefeather, refusing the 1973 Best Actor Oscar on behalf of Marlon (The Godfather) Brando for the injustice of native americans have endured

The truth about Sacheen Littlefeather is complex. Hollywood may have questioned her qualifications, but she is Native American: part Apache, part Yaqui and part Caucasian – or, as she puts it, “half Indian and half savage.” She adopted the name Sacheen Littlefeather in the late ’60s, and still uses it today. She was, as she said on the Oscars stage, the president of the National Native American Affirmative Action Committee, and had been involved in the occupation of Alcatraz Island.

The truth about Sacheen Littlefeather is complex. Hollywood may have questioned her qualifications, but she is Native American: part Apache, part Yaqui and part Caucasian – or, as she puts it, “half Indian and half savage.” She adopted the name Sacheen Littlefeather in the late ’60s, and still uses it today. She was, as she said on the Oscars stage, the president of the National Native American Affirmative Action Committee, and had been involved in the occupation of Alcatraz Island.

Sasheen Littlefeather who accepted Marlon Brando's Oscar in 1973. Brando was protesting against the mistreatment of Native Americans in the USA, including at Wounded Knee II. To read about that protest led by Russell Means, read my post here http://traditionalnativehealing.com/wounded-knee-ii-fight-for-the-native-rights

Sasheen Littlefeather who accepted Marlon Brando's Oscar in Brando was protesting against the mistreatment of Native Americans in the USA, including at Wounded Knee II.

American Rhetoric: Sacheen Littlefeather - Oscar Award Acceptance for Marlon Brando

Sacheen Littlefeather: Oscar Award Acceptance Address for Marlon Brando

Sacheen Littlefeather is a Native American activist who donned Apache dress and presented a speech on behalf of actor Marlon Brando, for his...

Sacheen Littlefeather is a Native American activist who donned Apache dress and presented a speech on behalf of actor Marlon Brando, for his.

Sacheen Littlefeather ist eine US-amerikanische Schauspielerin und indianische Aktivistin des American Indian Movement. Größere Bekanntheit erlangte sie, als sie in Vertretung für Marlon Brando und mit dessen Ermächtigung bei der Oscarverleihung 1973 auftrat. Bei diesem Auftritt begründete sie in einer zunächst kurzen Rede Brandos Nichtannahme des Oscar als bester Hauptdarsteller.

Sacheen Littlefeather, native activist: her father is Native American of White Mountain Apache descent.

Marlon Brando's Oscars Rep Sacheen Littlefeather: 'Memba Her?!

Marlon Brando's Oscars Rep Sacheen Littlefeather: 'Memba Her?

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