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A Cornstalk shoot is a unique Cherokee game. Bows are handmade—hickory, black locust, Osage orange. Targets are cornstalks that are 3 feet by 3 feet, one foot deep. Special tips are used. Each shooter shoots 2 arrows and the number of cornstalks penetrated are tallied. The first to get 50 points/cornstalks wins.

The men and boys in my novel, Stone Man and the Trail of Tears, would have played this game.

 

 

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