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While this protest was illegal, making any old method of obscuring individual identities necessary, Mohawk warriors were chosen because they were a truly American symbol of freedom and rugged individualism. This is a parallel to why the Americans also began to identify with the rattlesnake, bald eagle, and turkey (which Thomas Jefferson wanted to be the national symbol). Mohawks, bald eagles, and the rest were things unique to the New World. 
Essentially, the Sons of Liberty (who conducted the Stamp Act protests) were showing that they identified more with American symbols than English ones.
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What did the Boston Tea Party do to the colonist?

Hancock paid and organized it and had Samuel Adams organize the men.They didn't dress up. This is part of the fable. The Boston Tea Party was a protest of the lowering of the

Why did the colonists dress like indians during the Boston Tea Party?

While this protest was illegal, making any old method of obscuring individual identities necessary, Mohawk warriors were chosen because they were a truly American symbol of fr

How did the colonists dress at the Boston Tea Party?

They didn't dress up. This is part of the fable. The Boston Tea Party was a protest of the lowering of the cost of the British tea by the government and the East India tea com

What did the colonists dress up as when they did the Boston Tea Party?

They didn't dress up. This is part of the fable. The Boston Tea Party was a protest of the lowering of the cost of the British tea by the government and the East India tea com

Why did the colonists dress up like the mohawk Indians in the Boston Tea Party?

Hancock paid and organized it and had Samuel Adams organize the men.They didn't dress up. This is part of the fable. The Boston Tea Party was a protest of the lowering of the

What did the Boston tea party do to the colonists?

The Boston Tea Party was a protest of the lowering of the cost of the British tea by the government and the East India tea company who had gotten a bail out from the crown in

Why did the colonists disguise themselves as Indians at the Boston Tea Party?

The Sons of Liberty had two reasons for disguising themselves. The practical one was that no one would recognize them in the Indian garb and face paint. The political one is t