Fake Native American head found on Andrew Jackson statue

A statue in downtown Jacksonville that stands as a symbol for the city's history has recently appeared to be the subject of an apparent protest.

Someone placed a fake Native American head on the Andrew Jackson statue that is located behind a barrier and in front of the Jacksonville Landing.

The city was named after Andrew Jackson, but some believe he also represents an ugly chapter in American history. Jackson was president during the Indian Removal Act, often called the Trail of Tears, where many died during relocation.

Whoever did this could be making the statement that we shouldn't celebrate the former president.

The fake head appears life-size and is found in Jackson’s lap about 15 to 20 feet high up.