IACB Logo beadwork by Paul McDaniels, Jr., Kiowa / "Council," painting by Oscar Howe, Yanktonai Dakota Sioux.

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) promotes the economic development of American Indians and Alaska Natives of federally recognized Tribes through the expansion of the Indian arts and crafts market. The IACB provides promotional opportunities, general business advice, and information on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act to Native American artists, craftspeople, businesses, museums, and cultural centers of federally recognized Tribes. Additionally, the IACB operates three regional museums, conducts a promotional museum exhibition program, produces a "Source Directory of American Indian and Alaska Native Owned and Operated Arts and Crafts Businesses" of American Indian and Alaska Native Owned and Operated Arts and Crafts Businesses, and oversees the implementation of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.

"Comanche Eagle Feather Dancer," © 1971 Rance Hood, Comanche
While the beauty, quality, and collectability of authentic Indian arts and crafts make each piece a unique reflection of our American heritage, it is important that buyers be aware that fraudulent Indian arts and crafts compete daily with authentic Indian arts and crafts in the nationwide marketplace.
Secretary Zinke Promotes Indian Artists
Secretary Zinke Promotes Indian Artists
4/7/2017 - Secretary Zinke Promotes Indian Artists.
"A Feather Down," Darryl Growing Thunder, Assiniboine and Sioux
"A Feather Down," Darryl Growing Thunder, Assiniboine and Sioux
7/17/2017 - IACB Publishes New Consumer Education Brochure "Buy Authentic Montana Indian Arts and Crafts."
"Polar Bear Mother and Cubs," Ron Apangalook, St. Lawrence Island Yupik
5/5/2017 - IACB Publishes New Consumer Education Brochure "Alaska Native Ivory."
"Statehood Indians" by Benjamin Harjo Jr., Seminole/Shawnee
Craftsmanship, Authenticity, Quality, Value. As part of its program to promote Native American art and craftwork, the IACB created a convenient Source Directory of some 400 Native American owned and operated businesses to assist customers with selecting authentic Indian art and craftwork from across the nation.
"The Ancestors," by Harvey Pratt (Cheyenne-Arapaho)
"The Ancestors," by Harvey Pratt (Cheyenne-Arapaho)
IACB Chairman Harvey Pratt discusses the Indian Arts and Crafts Act and Indian Arts and Crafts Board in this new Public Service Announcement.
"Delaware Doll Dance," by Ruthe Blalock Jones (Shawnee-Delaware-Peoria)
"Delaware Doll Dance," by Ruthe Blalock Jones (Shawnee-Delaware-Peoria)
IACB Commissioner Ruthe Blalock Jones discusses the importance of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act in this new Public Service Announcement.
Philippines Ring
2/9/2017 - Federal Grand Jury Indicts Five In International Indian Art Fraud Scheme
"Man's War Shirt," Collection of the Sioux Indian Museum/IACB, Sioux
The IACB promotes the economic development of American Indians and Alaska Natives of federally recognized Tribes through the expansion of the Indian arts and crafts market. Our free publications offer handy tips on everything from being a savvy shopper to knowing what to look for when purchasing authentic artwork.