When I passed through on my way home to Tennessee from Asheville, N.C. we decided to go over the mountains and through Cherokee, N. C. I have been there many times and although it is really being built up it still remains a tourist area, complete with Casino that is run by the Cherokee Indians. A beautiful building.
The museum there is very lovely showing all the wares of original indians who lived in N.C.
However, I did notice these bears that were throughout the area of Cherokee, each one painted different. This one I took a picture of because it was so American Indian.