| "[Buffalo hunters] have done more in the last two years, and will do more in the next year, to settle the . . . Indian question than the entire regular army has done in the last thirty years. . . . For the sake of peace let them kill, skin, and sell until the buffalo are destroyed.”|
—General Philip Sheridan
What was the result of the process described in this quotation
Native American Indians were granted farmland under the Homestead Act.
The disappearance of their economic base helped drive Native American Indians onto reservations.
Many Native American Indians moved to Eastern cities to work in factories.
Most Native American Indians migrated to Canada to find new ways to earn a living.
Correct Answer Number: 2
Explanation: The Buffalo had become closely linked to the subsistence of many Native American tribes in the mid-west and western regions of the US. Forced into nomadic lifestyles, many tribes lived following the massive herds of Buffalo that migrated around the plains. As a result of this close linkage, many tribal cultures went into massive decline as the Buffalo population was decimated.