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