TEXAS - Don't Tread on Me Flag (Gadsden) - 3 ft x 5 ft
This tells people not to step on or take advantage of Americans or they will strike.
Don’t Tread on Me is a very strong statement in the United States with very deep historical roots. The phrase was written under the image of a rattle snake and emblazoned on a yellow flag. This is known as the Gadsden flag and falls within the historical flags of America.
The symbolism in the flag partnered by the image holds deep meaning. Basically, the “Don’t Tread on Me” phrase combined with the snake ready to strike is a warning. This tells people not to step on or take advantage of Americans or they will strike.
The use of the rattlesnake did not happen by chance. Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes and the timber rattlesnakes were both fairly abundant within the colonies.