Sacheen Littlefeather ~ Apache

Published on May 9, 2011 by Casey

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Sacheen Littlefeather
Sacheen Littlefeather

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.

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Littlefeather claims a heritage that includes Apache, Yaqui, Pueblo, and European ancestry. On her official website, she states her father was from the White Mountain Apache and Yaqui tribes from Arizona and that “Cruz” is her father’s recognized tribe name.

Sacheen Littlefeather Details

Birth Name: Marie Cruz

Birth Place: Salinas, California, U.S

Date of Birth: 30 January 1947

Ethnicity: Apache, Yaqui, Pueblo, and European

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