The Affliction of Victimhood

In 1973, Sacheen Littlefeather appeared in full Native American garb on the forty fifth Academy Awards ceremony to say no the Greatest Actor Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando. Brando, she mentioned, had boycotted the occasion to protest Hollywood’s portrayals of Native Individuals. Within the many years after the ceremony, Littlefeather continued to work as an actress, mannequin, and activist, producing movies about Native American life that finally prompted the Academy to difficulty a press release of apology at a 2022 occasion entitled, "An Night with Sacheen Littlefeather."