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Sacheen Littlefeather(75) Activist.

Littlefeather was the first Native American to be on stage at the Oscars(1973) Marlon Brando was a winner but declined to accept the award as a protest against the treatment of Native Americans over the years. Littlefeather was asked by Brando to make a short speech why he was not accepting the Oscar.

Powerful stuff for the 1970s at that type of high profile ceremony.
A campaign that had first became noticed with the occupation of the island of Alcatraz in 1969.


 
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