Sacheen Littlefeather: Her Appearance at the 1973 Oscars Would Become One of the Show’s Most Famous Moments

From an AP obit by Jake Coyle headlined “Sacheen Littlefeather, actor who declined Brando Oscar, dies”:

Sacheen Littlefeather, the actor and activist who declined Marlon Brando’s 1973 Academy Award for “The Godfather” on his behalf in an indelible protest of Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans, has died. She was 75.

Littlefeather’s appearance at the 1973 Oscars would become one of the award show’s most famous moments. Clad in buckskin dress and moccasins, Littlefeather took the stage when presenter Roger Moore read Brando’s name as the winner for best actor.