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Sacheen Littlefeather Revealed To Be A Fake Indian

Joins a long line of Hollywood “red faces.”

The woman who took the stage to refuse Marlon Brando’s Academy Award for the Godfather, Sacheen Littlefeather, was accused of faking her Native American ancestry. While it’s shocking, it’s not all that surprising in that Hollywood has a long history of using white people to portray Native characters — a…

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Clem Samson

Essayist, humorist, satirist, funny-ist, poetist, fictionalist, fabulist, quizzist, journalist. Creative Writing Prof at Harvard College, Duluth, Minnesota.