Please visit, enjoy and respect Native Lands while visiting Arizona! There are fourteen Indian tribes within Arizona. Each tribe is distinct and the people and culture are unique within each tribe, however all are proudly united by their Indian Heritage. There are twenty reservations with more than 19 million acres of land.
A note about purchasing Native American Artwork - If you are seeking just a souvenir of your visit to Arizona - buy anywhere. If seeking authentic Native American Crafts - ask questions!
Arizona Law 44-1231 states that it is unlawful for any person to "sell or offer to sell any products represented to be authentic Indian arts and crafts unless the products are in fact authentic Indian arts and crafts" "sell or offer to sell nonauthentic Indian arts and crafts unless the nonauthentic Indian arts and crafts are clearly labeled."
In simple terms, ask questions. A dealer or vendor must disclose the authenticity of the product they are selling. Authentic Native American artwork is identified with a Trademark of the artist and oftentimes identifies which Tribe they are a member.
Look for the trademark, look at other items offered for sale (check that obvious nonauthentic items are clearly identified) and ask questions. If you are looking to add the work of a skilled Native American Artist to your collection or gift-giving list, be aware of how you can assure the product you buy is authentic.
For further assistance in identifying authentic Native American Arts, contact the reservation of the artist, or type of art, you are interested in.