Sacheen Littlefeather and the Question of Native Identity
The actress, who died Oct. 2, became famous for a protest at the 1973 Oscars. Now a researcher and Littlefeather’s own sisters dispute her claims that she was Native American. Her defenders say Indian identity is a complex matter. Sacheen Littlefeather at an event in September in her honor at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles. She was joined by Bird Runningwater, the co-chairman of the Academy’s Indigenous Alliance.