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The Battle to End the Counterfeiting of Native American Art

Lynda Teller Pete spent two years creating a small tapestry for the 2011 Santa Fe Indian Market: The fifth-generation Navajo weaver painstakingly laced 115 stitches through every inch of the 27-by-18-inch piece. After Pete won the top prize in the textiles category at the prestigious art festival, the design got a bit of publicity, and a couple of collectors bought it for $11,500.

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