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.
they didn't, unless you're referring to the Boston tea party?
There are two reasons that the colonist dressed up at Mohawk Indians. The group wanted to conceal their identities and the disguise was a political message that the colonist were Americans and not British.
The Boston Tea Party was when the American Colonist got upset because of being taxed for tea so they dress up as Mohawk Indians sneaked onto three ships and dumped 342 chest of tea onto Boston harbor in 1773.the answer bellow is also correct although this answer is more detailed and has more information.The Boston Tea Party was when the American Colonist got mad because of being taxed for tea so they dress up as Indians and poured all the tea in the river.
Yes. The Sons Of Liberty were dressed as Indians during the time of the Boston Tea Party. It took place in 1773. They also dumped 45 tons of tea into the harbor.
to stop taxes. they were dressed up as Indians. the east Indian company helped the colonist plan it.
the colonist decided to support the native american to support the tea act?
the colonist !
The colonist that dressed up as American Indians threww the tea into the Harbor.
Normal colonial clothing. It is part of the fable about the tea party that they were dressed as native americans. Never happened.
because the Indians got the tea and the colonist didn't want it so the dumped it in the sea
The Boston Tea Party.
Because the colonist were the angry ones about the tea
The colonist dressed up like mohawk Indians and dumped the british tea in the harbor
The Boston tea party.
so the british wouldnt know it was the colonists...i think
The colonist were NOT dressed as Indians. This is part of the myth of the Boston Tea party. The men who went on the ships that night were a group of smugglers who were upset because the tea tax had been LOWERED and the Dutch tea that they smuggled would have cost more to sell.
The colonist took parts in the Boston tea party because colonist decided to take boycott the tea.
the Boston Tea Party
It was the Colonist V.S. the British Soldiers. It was the Colonist V.S. the British Soldiers.
I believe you are referring to the Boston Tea Party, where some colonists dressed up as Indians boarded a British ship in Boston, MA harbor and threw the tea overboard into the water to protest the tea tax.
actually it was the group of people dress as American Indians who threw the tea off the ship.
they had the Boston tea party (where they dumped the tea into the Boston harbor)
sorry i dont no
At the original Boston Tea Party, the participants were disguised as Indians.