Sacheen Littlefeather

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Sacheen Littlefeather with  and  at the 1973 Academy Awards
Sacheen Littlefeather with Roger Moore and Liv Ullman at the 1973 Academy Awards

Sacheen Littlefeather (born Maria Cruz in 1947), was a minor movie actress and activist who donned Apache dress and rejected the Oscar on behalf of actor Marlon Brando in a prepared statement at the March 27,1973 Academy Awards. She refused Brando's Best Actor Oscar for The Godfather to protest Hollywood's and television's mistreatment of American Indians, including Wounded Knee. Littlefeather is of mixed ancestry, including Mexican and Yaqui.

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