Contemporary Traditional Guidelines
Each area is scored on a 0–25 point system. More than one point can be given if any special areas or materials are displayed.
II. Contemporary Traditional Guidelines Tipi Setup:
______1. Orderliness of rack three pole/four pole. Poles wrapped four times, with rope going down to a peg behind the fireplace for safety.
______2. Tightness of cover wrinkles and evenness to ground. Usually above ground about 3 to 6 inches or more. Can see liner underneath
cover from the outside.
______3. Position of smoke flaps. Are smoke-flap poles uniform in back?
_______4. Pegs pounded in at angle or straight. Can be carved, painted, or decorated in some manner.
______5. Lacing pins are neat and orderly. Can be decorated (painted, quilled, or beaded).
______6. Fitted lining of some type (plain, beaded, or painted).
______7. Front door pole(s) out front for smoke flaps.
______8. Streamers or some type of “flags” on poles (cloth, hair locks, feathers, and colorful yarns).
______9. Door painted, beaded, or made of rawhide or other material.
______10. Two to three sets of backrests with buffalo robes and blankets.
_____11. Optional tripod for men’s items or medicine bundles.
_____12. Rawhide parfleche, boxes, and small/big trunks.
_____13. Decorated items hanging inside the tipi and/or around the outside for display.
_____14. Fire pit to fit the size of the tipi, with rocks around the perimeter.
______15. Optional altar behind the fire pit or close to the lining area, either on the ground or hanging from the poles.
_____16. Overall, tipi is neat and clean.
Special instructions for the head judge(s) or notes to convey, if any:____________________________________________________