Listen: Why Does Nashville’s Official Seal Feature A Human Skull?

Listen: Why Does Nashville’s Official Seal Feature A Human Skull?

You see it all the time around Nashville. The official Nashville seal appears on flags, government buildings and official documents. An unnamed American Indian stands with a human skull in his hand.

WPLN’s Blake Farmer asks what the symbol means. Listen:

Here’s a bigger look:

Metro Seal

Blake Farmer

Blake Farmer is WPLN's assistant news director, but he wears many hats - reporter, editor and host. He covers the Tennessee state capitol while also keeping an eye on Fort Campbell and business trends, frequently contributing to national programs. Born in Tennessee and educated in Texas, Blake has called Nashville home for most of his life.
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