The Improved Order of Red Men
The Improved Order of Red Men is the organization that claims direct descent from the Sons of Liberty who participated in the Boston Tea Party dressed as Native Americans.
The Improved Order of Red Men is a Fraternal Organization established in the Baltimore, Maryland in 1834. Their rituals and regalia are modeled after those used by native people of North America.
The order itself claims direct descent from the Sons of Liberty, noting that the Sons participated in the Boston Tea Party dressed as Native Americans. Thus, they continue to dress as native americans and are organized into tribes and such.
Their ladies' auxiliary is the Degree of Pocahontas. They sponsor two youth organizations, the Degree of Hiawatha for boys and the Degree of Anona for girls.
Another associated group is its National Haymakers' Association.
The organization claimed a membership of about half a million in 1935, but has declined to less than 38,000.
In the article called Nation of Red Men a freemasonry researcher Kathleen O’Connor analyses the transformations that the Sons of Liberty underwent since the revolutionary period until the modern days.