Why was buffalo bill hired by the railroads to kill buffalo?

Katie V

New Member
Oct 15, 2011
A) they wanted to sell the hides for profit

B) they wanted to prevent the native americans from attacking the railroads and passangers

C) they wanted to make sure new rail lines were kept clear

D) they wanted to build towns and stores

Please help me!!! Ive looked and cant find it pleasee
Oct 17, 2011
E. By eliminating the native americans food supply, they wanted to drive them to extinction.

But I'm betting the answer the book wants is C. Because the herds were so big in those days, it could take 2-3 days for a whole herd to cross the tracks. Herds were 20 miles long and 10 miles wide and contained over a million animals.
Oct 17, 2011
None of these answers sound correct. The government i nan effort to counterattack the Native Americans, began killing off a major supply, (food, clothing, etc.) the buffalo. Buffalo Bill was hired to kill buffalo to feed railroad workers.
So I'm not sure what is wanted here. Do you have an option for "None of the Above"?