Dueling Markets Show Native American Art Is Big Business

Believe it or not, Native American art is becoming a big business, and this year the Santa Fe Indian Market has a bit of competition. For one weekend each August, around 175,000 people journey to New Mexico to see and buy real Indian art. Indian Market serves as one the crown jewels of the state’s tourism industry. According to Market officials, the event rakes in around $120 million in economic impact to the city every year and has had quite a few years working with Native Americans, starting in the 1920s.

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