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Bison Extinction

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The Extermination of the American Bison, William Hornaday, 1889
The following is an excerpt from a book written by William Hornaday about the history of the American bison and its impending extinction.

Hornaday, William Temple. The Extermination of the American Bison. Washington: G.P.O., 1889. WorldCat [OCLC]. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.

According to lines 22– 36, which of the following most likely led to the bison's extinction?

A

There is no clear indication of why the bison became extinct.

B

The fact that the bison was heavily hunted.

C

The bison's diminished size and physique.

D

Bison overpopulated land that had once been uninhabitated.