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
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.
Marlon Brando's Protest at the 1973 Academy Awards
Sacheen Littlefeather is a Native American activist who donned Apache dress and presented a speech on behalf of actor Marlon Brando at the Academy Awards ceremony, in protest of the treatment of Native Americans by the film industry.
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