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Overview (2)

Born in Salinas, California, USA
Birth NameMaria Cruz

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Sacheen Littlefeather was born on November 14, 1946 in Salinas, California, USA as Maria Cruz. She is an actress, known for The Trial of Billy Jack (1974), Johnny Firecloud (1975) and Winterhawk (1975).

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In 1970 she had won the Miss American Vampire contest.
She is the Executive Director of the Kateri Prayer Circle in San Francisco. [2010]
In 1969 she, along with other members of the activist group Indians of All Tribes, occupied Alcatraz Island as a protest against the U.S. government's resistance to native land claims.
She refused Marlon Brando's Oscar for The Godfather (1972) by proxy in 1973, citing Hollywood's misrepresentation of Native American Indians. Her birth name is Maria Cruz (Cruz is her father's tribal name); her mother is of French-German-Dutch ancestry and her father's ancestry is Apache, Yaqui and Pueblo.

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