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.
Tipis fit into the area of 1840 to 1880 and can be from any tribe or area where cloth tipis were built. This a time before the Wild West shows and big tribal fairs and lodges were on display. Primary purpose is to live in.
______1. Orderliness of rack three pole/four pole. Optional use of tie rope.
_______2. Cover is down to ground all the way around. If not, wood, sticks, and wood boxes can cover the areas to prevent airflow.
_______3. Set for weather. If hot, sides are up; if cold, cover is down to the ground.
______4. No fitted liner of any type. Rectangular muslin (beaded), calico cloth, robes, blankets, shawls, and leather liners are attached at the top the by rope or pole (not attached at the bottom in any way except by articles placed on top of the bottom under turn). Liner optional. ______5. Use of smoke-flap poles optional.
______6. No door poles out front. Smoke flaps can be tied to pegs that hold the cover down or not at all.
______7. There can be some cloth, undecorated or lightly decorated, and streamers on poles. There can be use of feathers or hair locks.
______8. Pegs for holding down cover are pounded in at an angle.
______9. Door can be blankets, rawhide, beaded panels, fur hides, or framed cloth over wood sticks bent.
_____10. One or two sets of backrests with buffalo hides/blankets for beds.
_____11. Built-up beds that are off the ground with backrest for head and foot
_____12. Clothing and most material in rawhide parfleches are pushed around inside the bottom of the tipi either holding lining in place or not.
Some items can be hanging inside or displayed in lodge. Not overly done.
_____13. Cooking herbs hang from poles to the left as you go inside. ______14. Outside cooking area can be a covered brush arbor or with blankets. _____15. Tripods, horse gear, and traveling items can be stored outside along with children’s toys.
_____16. Inside/outside can be a mess or in some disarray. No skulls unless this is a society or medicine lodge. Then it needs to be set up in this manner with all decorations and materials.
Special instructions for the head judge(s) or notes to convey, if any:_____________________________________________