The colonist dressed up like indians to get on the ship without getting caught. They did this to ruin the tea. This is because the taxes they pay for it. The colonist got really mad and decided to do something about it.
The colonist leader told them to come down to the bottom of the boat. We they went down there they talked about what they were going to do. The leader decided to tell them to throw the tea off the boat. And this is what they get for taking our money.
All the colonist then dumped the tea into the water. After the colonist leader told them to. They all did this because it was unfair that they are taking there money. All of there taxes that they took was for the tea and other things these people never got to get.