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American actress, model and Native American civil rights activist

Sacheen Cruz Littlefeather, was born in New York

Littlefeather was the daughter of a Native American father, and a European American mom.


She became involved with the Native American activist

Marlon Brando's 1973 Academy Award nomination for "The Godfather" was declined by the actor

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This was an indelible protest at how Native Americans were depicted on screen.

Sacheen Littlefeather, an actor and activist who refused Marlon Brando the 1973 Academy Award