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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?


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


The fact that the bison was heavily hunted.


The bison's diminished size and physique.


Bison overpopulated land that had once been uninhabitated.

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