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Killing of Buffalo on the Great Plains

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Unknown. Bison Skull Pile. Digital image. Wikimedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2016.

US military leaders advocated driving away or killing huge numbers of buffalo on the Great Plains for what reason?

A

The buffalo were competing with cattle for needed resources.

B

The Native Americans relied on the buffalo, and eliminating their food supply made it more likely Natives would submit to white rule and settle on reservations.

C

The buffalo were impeding the progress on the Transcontinental Railroad.

D

The buffalo were regarding as being infected with a number of diseases and their meat was inedible.

E

The buffalo were breaking down fences and feasting on homesteader's grain and corn, driving many into bankruptcy.