One of the Historic Flags of our country. Features canvas heading with brass grommets. American-Made. This was the flag of the early colonists who had joined together in the protest against the British impositions on American economic freedom. In 1767, the Sons of Liberty adopted a flag called the "Rebellious Stripes" with nine uneven vertical stripes (five red and four white). It is supposed that nine represented the number of colonies that were to attend the Stamp Act Congress. A flag having thirteen horizontal red and white stripes, used by American merchant ships during the war, was also associated with the Sons of Liberty. On December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty protested the Parliament's Tea Act, an action that became known as the Boston Tea Party.