The Bears Project in cherokee, NC

The Artistic Tapestry of Cherokee Heritage Unveiled through The Bears Project.

The Bears Project started in 2005 with the intention of showcasing the variety of talented artists within the Qualla Boundary. A committee researched several concepts prior to selecting a bear theme, as they intended to produce something that would be culturally significant. Bears are a large part of the Cherokee culture and appear in many of the stories and legends that the Cherokee people hold sacred. The culture currently recognizes contributions from the clans of Bird, Blue, Deer, Long Hair, Paint, Wild Potato, and Wolf.

Large Diamond Collage Depicting Various Cultural Activities in Cherokee NC

Cherokee Awaits.