Sacheen Littlefeather getting booed and then applauded at the Academy Awards in 1973. Marlon contacted AIM about providing a person to accept his Oscar for "The Godfather" as a way to protest the ongoing siege at Wounded Knee, SD.
Sacheen Littlefeather is a Native American activist who donned Apache dress and presented a speech on behalf of actor Marlon Brando, for his performance in The Godfather, when he boycotted the 45th Academy Awards ceremony on March 27, 1973, in protest of the treatment of Native Americans by the film industry.
Catching up with Sacheen Littlefeather, 40 years after her controversial brush with Oscar history
Sasheen Littlefeather who accepted Marlon Brando's Oscar in 1973. Brando was protesting against the mistreatment of Native Americans in the USA, including at Wounded Knee II. To read about that protest led by Russell Means, read my post here http://traditionalnativehealing.com/wounded-knee-ii-fight-for-the-native-rights
Sacheen Littlefeather, refusing the 1973 Best Actor Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando (The Godfather). Brando was protesting the entertainment industry’s depiction of Native Americans in film and television, as well as what were then the recent events at Wounded Knee.
Sacheen Littlefeather speaking for Marlon Brando, during the Siege at Wounded Knee, 1973. He refused to be present to accept the Oscar for "The Godfather" in order to draw attention to the crisis at Pine Ridge Reservation. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QUacU0I4yU