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Byline: The Associated Press
A measure aimed at cracking down on the sale of fake American Indian arts and crafts has cleared its final congressional hurdle.
The Indian Arts and Crafts Enforcement Act passed the House on Monday. The bill now goes to President Clinton.
"The purpose of this bill is to protect the integrity of Native American cultural heritage and the Indian tribes' reliance on this economy," Sen. Jeff Bingaman, a Silver City Democrat, said.
"Native Americans in our state rely heavily on the sale of their unique handiwork to support themselves and their families."
Under existing law, all Indian-style arts and crafts …