This is my little home on the web, Shawnee Rising Studios! My name is Michael Daugherty, and as an aspiring Shawnee artist, I hope to create works that are inspired by my culture, and maybe a few other cultures from all across Indian Country. From books, paintings, beadwork, and much more, this website is the central hub for my content. Stay up to date by subscribing to my newsletter and never be left out of important updates on all things Shawnee Rising Studios!

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Newest Studio Creations

These are the latest creations added to the online studio.

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What is The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990?

“The Indian Arts and Crafts Act (Act) of 1990 (P.L. 101-644) is a truth-in-advertising law that prohibits misrepresentation in the marketing of Indian art and craft products within the United States.  It is illegal to offer or display for sale, or sell any art or craft product in a manner that falsely suggests it is Indian produced, an Indian product, or the product of a particular Indian or Indian tribe or Indian arts and crafts organization, resident within the United States.  For a first time violation of the Act, an individual can face civil or criminal penalties up to a $250,000 fine or a 5-year prison term, or both.  If a business violates the Act, it can face civil penalties or can be prosecuted and fined up to $1,000,000.”

Indian Arts and Crafts Board – U.S. Department of the Interior