But one person, writing with the name Shag23, questioned whether the change was worth it.
"This new hat will draw a lot of attention, just maybe the wrong type," the commenter wrote.
But Gover said such imagery leads kids to grow up thinking that all Native Americans look menacing or do the tomahawk chop, the customary "rally" routine of Braves fans.
"It's nice that they named a team after us but we don't behave like that," he said. "It's hard to see what honor there is in using that imagery."