q If the door is open, a friend may enter the tipi directly. But if it is closed, he should announce his presence and wait for the owner to invite him to come in.
q A male enters to the right and waits for the host to invite him to sit to the left of the owner at the rear. Be hospitable.
q Always assume your guest is tired, cold, and hungry.
q Always give your guest the place of honor in the lodge and at the feast, and serve him in reasonable ways.
q Invited guests are expected to bring their own bowls and spoons.
q Never sit while your guests stand.
q Women never sit cross-legged like men. They can sit on their heels or with their legs to one side.
q If your guest refuses certain foods, say nothing. He may be under a fast.
q Protect your guest as one of the family.
q Do not trouble your guest with many questions about himself. He will tell you what he wants you to know.
q In another man’s lodge, follow his customs – not your own.
q Never worry your host with your troubles.
q Always repay calls of courtesy. Do not delay.
q Give your host a little present upon leaving. Little presents are little courtesies and never offend.
q Say “Thank You” for every gift, however small.
q Compliment, even if you must strain the facts to do so.
q Never walk between persons talking.
q Never interrupt persons talking.
q Always give place to your seniors in entering or leaving the lodge, or anywhere else.
q Never sit while your seniors stand.
q Never force your conversations on anyone.
q Speak softly, especially before your elders, or in the presence of strangers.
q Never come between anyone and the fire.
q Do not stare at strangers. Drop your eyes if they stare hard at you.
q The woman of the lodge is the keeper of the fire, but the men should help with heavier logs.
q Be kind.
q Show respect to all men and women, but grovel to none.
q Let silence be your motto, until duty bids you to speak.
q Thank GOD for every meal.