N.M. panel tackles fake Indian arts and crafts

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The New Mexico Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing in Gallup on Tuesday to address fake Indian arts and crafts.

Dealers said items from overseas are flooding the market because they are cheaper to make. They also said some dealers "associate" their fake goods with legitimate artists.

The federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act provides penalties for fake goods passed off as authentic but cases are hard to prove.

Get the Story:
Local meet reveals Indian arts and crafts market to be riddled with fakes and scams (The Gallup Independent 7/16)

Relevant Links:
The Indian Arts and Crafts Board -

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