Indian Arts & Crafts Act

Pendleton Woolen Mills honors and admires the works of our country’s Native American artists. Native Americans were among our first customers, and throughout the decades we have maintained a mutual bond of respect and admiration. We are pleased to support the tenets of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, and the protection it affords traditional and contemporary American Indian arts.

The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-644), as amended, is a truth-in-marketing law that prohibits the offer or display for sale, or sale, of 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 Tribe. Covering all traditional and contemporary American Indian and Indian-style art and craftwork produced after 1935, the Act carries both criminal and civil penalties. For more information on the Act, please visit