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

Testimonials

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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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!

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

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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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Bearmeat's Indian Den added 3 new photos.

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!

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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As we usher in a new year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a legendary 2016. Our customers are the absolute best! Your faithful visits have allowed us the honor of continuing to offer 100% of our products that are "MADE IN THE USA." Additionally, the majority of our items are handcrafted locally and adhere to the legislation of the Indian Arts & Crafts Act. Lastly, we know that Bearmeat's Indian Den's successes would not be possible without the assistance of our fabulous employees! With grateful hearts we humbly thank each of you, David & Anita ... See MoreSee Less

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Cindy Frazier BoardmanFantastic store!

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Barb BakerWe always stop in when we go to North Carolina for vacation one of our favorite places.

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Barbara Marshall-CasselWe stop every time we go to Cherokee! Love your store!!

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Crystal BanksI always love to stop by and see all the beautiful merchandise. It has been great seeing the business grow over the years. I also enjoy the book recommendations. I've bought quite a few there.

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Brian GarrettWife and I lived shopping there in September 2012. If we ever get to take a trip to the Smokies again, we will definitely visit again.

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Debbie Franklin HarmonWe love your shop!!!!

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Thomas WarnerDavid you do a great job with your store and your customers! I try to stop in when Im down. Many Thanks Tom warner, Baltimore.

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Dave JonesYou are the best David, Keep up the good work hope to see you this coming year!!!! God Bless...

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Donna CoxLove the store! We stop by to pick up Toe, Frog and Traffic Jam! Our grandkids love it! Very clean store and just a fun place to shop! Love it!

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Tabitha LaddI visits every time I am in Maggie Valley which is several times a year. Weather permitting I hope to see you end of Jan or sometime in Feb.

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Herbert WarrenDid you receive your shirt from Fairmount Indiana

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