Which statement best describes the impact of the discovery of gold on american indian territory in the 1850s and 1870s? war broke out among american indian groups when warring chiefs signed new treaties with the government. war broke out when white settlers pressured the government to take the land from american indians. war broke out among american indian groups when some groups sold their land to the government. war broke out when white settlers tried to buy land from warring american indian groups.
The correct answer is "War broke out when white settlers pressured the government to take the land from American Indians. "
An example of this would be the Wounded Knee Massacre. This was a result of the discovery of gold on the Lakota Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. US citizens wanted to take this land from American Indians, as gold was a valuable commodity that could be sold to make a huge profit. Along with this, the American economy still relied on the gold standard.
This resulted in an armed conflict between members of the US military and the Lakota tribe.
answer: the third option is your answer