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"

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Sacheen Littlefeather Marlon brando had her go to oscars to give speech on Hollywood's treatment of native Americans in film

Red Tomahawk, a Yanktonai Sioux policeman at Standing Rock Reservation who may have fired the shot that killed Sitting Bull; bust-length, wearing hat.   Photograph taken at Fort Yates, N. Dak., 1897.   American Indian Select List number 119.

Red Tomahawk, a Yanktonai Sioux policeman at Standing Rock Reservation who may have fired the shot that killed Sitting Bull I Photograph taken at Fort Yates, North Dakota I 1897

Tattoo markings of Mohawk (left) and Cree Indian males: Tattoo History - First Nations Tattoo Images - History of Tattoos and Tattooing Worldwide

Tattoo markings of Mohawk (left) and Cree Indian males: Tattoo History - First Nations Tattoo Images - History of Tattoos and Tattooing Worldwide

The Miss Native American. USA crown was designed, beaded and created by Michaela Dennis of the Shuswap First Nations of Chase, BC, Canada. Dennis currently resides in White Swan, in the U.S. State of Washington. She is well-known in the Native American community for her hand drum, and contemporary approach in traditional singing. She enjoys beading, traveling to Pow-wows, and singing backup to drum groups such as "Black Fish, Rockhill, and Sky Eagle."

The Miss Native American. USA crown was designed, beaded and created by Michaela Dennis of the Shuswap First Nations of Chase, BC, Canada. Dennis currently resides in White Swan, in the U.S. State of Washington. She is well-known in the Native American community for her hand drum, and contemporary approach in traditional singing. She enjoys beading, traveling to Pow-wows, and singing backup to drum groups such as "Black Fish, Rockhill, and Sky Eagle."

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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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Pow Wow Portrait of Eve Wind Dancer Young, Native and African American of mixed heritage ( Cherokee / Lumbee / Black Creek ) at Thunderbird Pow-Wow in Queens County Farm, New York.

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