December 16, 1773

On December 16, 1773, American protesters dressed as Indians and threw tea shipments into the Boston Harbor in protest against the British Tea Act. Native Americans critiqued the protest and said they wouldn’t have worn feathers and bright clothing. Instead they’d have worn darker colors and dressed as Pilgrims to blend in. Also, they admitted that several chests of expensive Earl Grey would have found its way into their homes instead of the harbor. They said they would have been protesting, not being stupid.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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