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.

Sacheen Littlefeather [Sacheen Littlefeather (born Marie Louise November is a Native American civil rights activist.

27 March 1973: Roger Moore and Liv Ullman look nonplussed as Sacheen Littlefeather declines the Best Actor Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando, who was protesting the characterizations of Native Americans in the television and film industries.

Oscars glamour in Hollywood's golden age

27 March Roger Moore and Liv Ullman look nonplussed as Sacheen Littlefeather declines the Best Actor Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando, who was protesting the characterizations of Native Americans in the television and film industries.

Sacheen Littlefeather Osrcar 1972

Sacheen Littlefeather Osrcar 1972

Sacheen Littlefeather                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Sacheen Littlefeather

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

Will Sampson (Creek) actor/artist, 1933-1987.

Will Sampson (Creek Indian, actor/artist, is Crazy Horse in 'The White Buffalo' and Ten Bears in 'The Outlaw Josey Wales'

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Native American Indian - Old Photos L-R: Wasu Maza (aka Iron Hail, aka Dewey Beard) (Mniconjou) with his wife, Alice Lone Bear-Beard (Oglala) and their granddaughter, Celene Marie Not Help Him (Oglala/Mniconjou) - 1920

Maria Tallchief was the first Native American to become prima ballerina of a major company. From 1942 to 1947 she danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she is even better known for her time with the New York City Ballet, from its founding in 1947 through 1965. Reproduced by permission of Archive Photos, Inc.

Born in Fairfax, Oklahoma, Maria Tallchief was the first Native American woman to break into ballet.

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