Wednesday, June 1, 2011

For the Prize

QUESTION: Clement Vallandingham lead a reorganized Knights of the Golden Circle that titled themselves “The Order of” this earlier group. This group was responsible for the capture of a repository at Turtle Bay, and their habit of erecting large poles lead to the Battle of Golden Hill.  Members of this group were responsible for the death of William Dudingston and aided Abraham Whipple in the capture of a ship in Narragansett Bay. This group is probably most famous for an incident in which they snuck on board the Dartmouth dressed as Mohawks. For the Prize, name this organization whose members, including James Otis and Samuel Adams, carried out the burning of the HMS Gaspee and the Boston Tea Party.

ANSWER: Sons of Liberty