I have no idea how they arrived in the Philippines but while recently shopping in Lopues East Shopping Center, we discovered the American Old West!
Unique but they just would not fit in with the decor of our home in Bacolod City. They would fit well in our home on the farm, south of Bacolod. Yes, these were for sale to the tune of P10,000 each, or about $250 USD. The American Buffalo, or Bison, and a Grizzly Bear.
Native American Totem Pole
My great grand mother was from the Cherokee Tribe, so I am of Native American Heritage. I was really surprised to see this totem pole in Bacolod City, Philippines. No, this totem pole is not Cherokee. It is a replica from one of the Northwest Native American Tribes.
One of my posts would not be complete without the mentioning of FOOD. Fry bread, corn bread, alligator tail, other wild game such as squirrel/raccoon/opossum/deer/buffalo/bear, corn, flap jacks (pancakes), tacos, burritos and bean dishes, such as pinto beans, are all common Native American food, depending on which Tribe. Some of these can be prepared in the Philippines with locally available ingredients. But not the wild game. Buffalo, aka carabao or water buffalo, is eaten in the Philippines but they are domesticated animals. I’ve had buffalo burgers in the Philippines and corned beef made with buffalo and beef.
One of my favorite sayings is, “Each day unfolds a new adventure in the Philippines!” It is amazing but true in my life.