#UNLEASH Yourself! How to Buy Authentic Native American Works

TribalTV · April 20, 2016 · Art, Shattered_Legend, Unleash Yourself, US · 0 comments

Did you know it is illegal in the United States to advertise or sell non-Native artwork as “Native American”? There is not yet a direct equivalent to this law in Canada and Australia! In the USA, here are the steps for confirming what you are selling truly is the work of indigenous artisans.


The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-644) is a truth-in-advertising law that prohibits misrepresentation in marketing of Indian arts and crafts products within the United States. It is illegal to offer or display for sale, or sell any art or craft product in a manner that falsely suggests it is Indian produced, an Indian product, or the product of a particular Indian or Indian Tribe or Indian arts and crafts organization, resident within the United States…

Read more at: The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 | U.S. Department of the Interior

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