Demonstrators At The Hermitage Call For Native American On $20 Bill

Posted at 9:35 PM, Jun 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:30:00-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's a movement that has been picking up steam as female activists have asked for the government to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with a woman.

Saturday at the Hermitage, American Indian demonstrators echoed that plea, but they not only want Jackson off the US currency – they want him replaced by a Native American.

Protesters called it a poetic justice for the thousands of Indian deaths Jackson was presumably responsible for.

"Although other people want to put say a woman on the bill or an African American woman on the bill, Harriet Tubman who we have great respect for also for the women's movement,” said Albert Bender. “But we think it only appropriate since we've been the ones fighting this battle that it should be a Native American on the $20 bill."

One suggestion the Native American community has come up with has been Wilma Man Killer.

She was the first female chief of the Cherokee nation. Wilma died in 2010 from cancer.