About Us

Offering Hand Crafted, Authentic Indian Arts & Crafts in Cherokee, NC

Bearmeat's Indian Den was founded to present only the best in local arts and crafts, created in the homes of our local people of Cherokee, NC. During summer and fall, we arrange several weekends of "hands-on" demonstrations with some of our local artists. Come and see our lovely shop any time of the year.

Our summer hours are 9 am til 6 pm. Our winter hours are 9 am til 5 pm. We are closed on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.

ADDRESS: 4210 Wolfetown Road - Cherokee, NC

PHONE: 828-497-4052

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David you have the best shop of real Native American crafts, canned local food, fresh apples, just about anything you need. You are always our favorite place to go when we shop for all kinds of items that you carry. Whenever we go to Cherokee, NC we make sure to stop by and see you and buy soaps, candles, pickled vegetables, dry beans, Country cured ham hocks, jerky, boiled peanuts, soda, etc....and real Cherokee pottery, and leather, etc.... You just have too much to list.

Dave Jones

This is the best store in the area. We went into many of the stores while on vacation and this one I not only bought from while in the mountains. I have already made one order and I am looking to place a second order. If you never tried the Buffalo Jerky, it is worth the purchase.

Susan B Novello

We really enjoyed spending time there today! Thanks for all the information and making our Anniversary trip even more special!! PS Love my new earrings!!

Deb Freshour Cutlip‎

Thanks to Liz Lutz Smith I am enjoying some of your delicious pumpkin butter on this dreary Fall Florida day. It's the best I've ever had!

Melissa Patton

We were there this past Monday and you guys have a great place of business and really good customer service..We bought apples, banana nut bread, water, candy, beet jelly and apple butter ..The hubby gets one good vacation a yr. and for the past few yrs. we've ended up in your neck of the woods..LOL..I love the mountains..Thanks again for your help and your kindness while we were there

Teresa W. Mcpherson

Had a great time here last week...this place is the "real deal" if you want to see REAL Cherokee Indian crafts, etc. The staff is very pleasant and we plan to stop by again on va-ca next year.

Linda Vassilion

Had a great time stopping and talking with the owners...they were very friendly and hope to see them again when we return in May! Thanks for chatting with us and we love our trinkets that we bought. Love meeting new people.

Misty Edwards

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Kudos to our customers for the tremendous support of Lawrence Thackston's writing endeavors! Your participation in our book signing event today was amazing. We have the best and most loyal customers ever! ... See MoreSee Less

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Jim Munshowerwish we could of been there

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Dave JonesCouldn't make it, still down here in Charleston, SC. There was a fire at our hunting lodge when I wasn't there, and the other members purchased another place so my son and I have been having to fix it up on our own. I have been spending my vacation money on building materials, and electrical work. See you guys next year, Lord Willing.

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Book Signing Event - Lawrence Thackston

Award-winning author, Lawrence Thackston returns to Bearmeat's Indian Den on Saturday, August 5th. He will present his new mystery-thriller set in the South Carolina Low Country, Carolina Cruel. Thackston, author of Tidal Pools, and The Devil’s Courthouse, once again, brings his unique brand of page-turning suspense to the world of crime fiction.

Carolina Cruel is a Southern tale of race, politics, crime and corruption in which two reporters will make startling connections between an executed mass murderer, the fallout from the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre and the hanging of one of the state’s most prominent citizens. And in their search for answers, they will discover a cruelty so devastating; it will change countless lives forever.
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Book Signing Event - Lawrence Thackston

Award-winning author, Lawrence Thackston returns to Bearmeats Indian Den on Saturday, August 5th. He will present his new mystery-thriller set in the South Carolina Low Country, Carolina Cruel. Thackston, author of Tidal Pools, and The Devil’s Courthouse, once again, brings his unique brand of page-turning suspense to the world of crime fiction. 

Carolina Cruel is a Southern tale of race, politics, crime and corruption in which two reporters will make startling connections between an executed mass murderer, the fallout from the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre and the hanging of one of the state’s most prominent citizens. And in their search for answers, they will discover a cruelty so devastating; it will change countless lives forever.

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Lawrence ThackstonLooking forward to it! Love going to Cherokee!

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Sue Gordon DeckerCan I pre-order a signed copy? I am on able to make it, but would love to have it!

4 months ago

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Bearmeat's Indian DenWe will also have signed copies of Tidal Pools and The Devil's Courthouse available. If you are not yet a fan of Lawrence, you will be after the first read! Amazing storyteller with words.

4 months ago
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Dolly InfingerI would like an autographed copy, please. Where can I get one locally?

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Bearmeat's Indian DenYou can pick up an autographed copy beginning 11:00am Saturday, August 5th and anytime thereafter at Bearmeat's Indian Den. 4199 Wolfetown Road, 6 miles north of Harrah's Casino going toward Maggie Valley.

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Crystal BanksI enjoyed visiting the store as always, and being able to get an autographed book. Thank you for hosting this event.

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Osiyo, 50 River Cane flutes I made yesterday-Sunday & I already shipped them off today to a Beautiful Gift Shop in Cherokee, North Carolina, a Native American gift shop called Bear Meats Indian Den, on Hwy 19 N going towards Maggie Valley, they are getting ready for this Memorial Day Weekend 2017, I'll be Performing at this years 4th of July Powwow in Cherokee NC. Osda!

Thanks, Tommy!

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Lore Scandaliato DeFalcoThat's a lot of work and they are beautiful!!!! ♥

6 months ago   ·  2
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Cindy Frazier BoardmanThe best and friendliest shop there.

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Debby Jo MoonWado...I live here at the Beautiful Cherokee........😊😊

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Charlie AdamsLove that place

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Linda ThompsonBeautiful work!

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Collectors of Fred Wilnoty stone carvings will be happy to know, he is carving again! This beautiful pendant was only in inventory for 3 hours. Minnesota pipestone eagle talon holding a medicine bead. We still have a similar, larger version in stock!
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Collectors of Fred Wilnoty stone carvings will be happy to know, he is carving again! This beautiful pendant was only in inventory for 3 hours. Minnesota pipestone eagle talon holding a medicine bead. We still have a similar, larger version in stock!

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Kay StickradtDo y'all have more of these

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Bearmeat's Indian DenYes we do, in both red and black stone!

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Magnificent Artistry! This is not our typical inventory, but a special order requested of our leather worker. Yes, you read correctly- IT'S ENTIRELY LEATHER!!! A dragon, several months in the making. Great work, Victoria. ... See MoreSee Less

Magnificent Artistry! This is not our typical inventory, but a special order requested of our leather worker. Yes, you read correctly- ITS ENTIRELY LEATHER!!! A dragon, several months in the making. Great work, Victoria.

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Amanda Jenningshow much would something like this cost?

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Bearmeat's Indian DenThis magnificent, one-of-a-kind dragon is finally in the hands of the gentleman who commissioned its creation. He just could not believe how much better it looks than in the photos. Happy owner!

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