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Cactus game. Game piece crafted and photographed by Mike Marshall.

This game is traditionally played by boys.

One boy holds the cactus target on a stick high over his head. Other boys shoot at the target with arrows.

When an arrow hits the target, the cactus is transformed into an angry buffalo that chases after the shooter. The shooter tries to evade a thorny hit by the raging target.


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