Sacheen Littlefeather died at the age of 75.
Littlefeather, born Marie Louise Cruz in Salinas, Calif.
After college, she joined SAG and reportedly met Brando, who took an interest in Native American issues
Sacheen Littlefeather, the Native American activist who turned down Marlon Brando's Oscar.
Littlefeather received an apology from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June for her treatment at the Oscars that night.
On September 17, Littlefeather attended an in-person presentation of the apology at the
She had only 60 seconds to read her address for Native American rights at the Oscars.
At a subsequent news conference, she was allowed to read her whole address, which was published in the New York Times.
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