The decision to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 brought up an opportunity to feature historical Native American leaders on U.S. currency.
On April 20th, the Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced an important redesign of American currency. Most significantly, the abolitionist heroine Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. While Harriet Tubman is an excellent choice for an individual whose presence on our money would serve as a reminder of a terrible blemish on our past, a historical Native American leader should have replaced the noted “Indian Killer” Jackson.
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