The purpose of the Indian Arts and Crafts Sales Act [30-33-1 through 30-33-11 NMSA 1978] is to protect the public and the Indian craftsman under the police powers of the state from false representation in the sale, trade, purchase or offering for sale of Indian arts and crafts.   

  History: 1953 Comp., § 40-21-25.3, enacted by Laws 1959, ch. 133, § 3; 1973, ch. 163, § 3; 1975, ch. 261, § 3; 1977, ch. 334, § 2; 1991, ch. 90, § 4.