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  1. Sacheen Cruz Littlefeather (born Marie Louise Cruz on November 14, 1946) is an American actress, model, and Native American civil rights activist. Littlefeather was born to a Native American (Apache and Yaqui) father [1] and a European American mother.

  2. Sacheen was born Marie Cruz in Salinas, California. Her mother is French-German-Dutch, and her father was from the White Mountain Apache and Yaqui tribes from Arizona. "Cruz" is her father's recognized tribe name. Sacheen took the name "Sacheen Littlefeather" after high school to reflect her natural heritage.

  3. Aug 16, 2022 · Sacheen Littlefeather appears at the Academy Awards ceremony to announce that Marlon Brando was declining his Oscar as best actor for his role in The Godfather, on March 27, 1973. AP hide caption

  4. Aug 18, 2022 · Academy Apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather for Mistreatment at 1973 Oscars. Marlon Brando sent her to decline his Best Actor award in protest over Hollywood’s depiction of Native Americans

  5. Aug 15, 2022 · The first time Sacheen Littlefeather encountered the Academy, in 1973, she was booed onstage at the Oscars, heckled with mock ululations and so-called “tomahawk chops” offstage, and threatened ...

  6. Sep 15, 2022 · Sacheen Littlefeather, now 75, received an apology from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2022 for the harsh treatment she received after stunning the Academy Awards in 1973 with a speech rejecting the Oscar for best actor on behalf of Marlon Brando. (Photo courtesy of Sacheen Littlefeather)

  7. Sacheen Littlefeather (* 14. November 1946 in Salinas , Kalifornien als Marie Cruz ) ist eine US-amerikanische Schauspielerin und indianische Aktivistin des American Indian Movement (AIM). Größere Bekanntheit erlangte Littlefeather, als sie in Vertretung für Marlon Brando und mit dessen Ermächtigung bei der Oscarverleihung am 27.

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