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A tribe of Tusken Raiders was active on the Dune Sea of Tatooine following the rescue of Han Solo by his companions from Tatooine Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure. During Han Solo's rescue, bounty hunter Boba Fett was swallowed by the Sarlacc. Following Fett's escape from the Sarlacc pit, he was taken prisoner by the Tusken tribe.

During his captivity, Fett gradually earned the tribe's respect, eventually helping the Tuskens stave off murderous raids by the Pyke Syndicate and training the tribe to use speeder bikes and other technology from off-world. Following a successful raid on a repulsortrain of the Pykes, the Tusken tribe sent Fett on a spiritual journey to retrieve a sacred branch from a wortwood tree as a rite of passage to join the tribe. Following his vision quest, Fett constructed a gaffi stick from the branch and was granted full status as a member of the tribe. The tribe was later massacred by the Kintan Striders while Fett was dealing with the Pykes.


In 4 ABY,[5] the Rebel Alliance sent agents led by Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Lando Calrissian to infiltrate the palace of the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure on the planet Tatooine. The rebels sought to rescue their compatriot Han Solo, who had been taken as bounty by Jabba and frozen in carbonite. After the rebels thawed Solo and nearly escaped, Jabba's guards took them prisoner and prepared to execute them by feeding them to the Sarlacc at the Great Pit of Carkoon. However, Skywalker had prepared for such a contingency, and had sneaked his lightsaber into a compartment in his astromech droid R2-D2, whom he offered as tribute to Jabba. Skywalker, Calrissian, Organa, and their droids rescued Han Solo. In the process, Jabba was killed by Organa and bounty hunter Boba Fett fell into the Sarlacc pit. The Sarlacc ate Fett alive in his beskar armor.[6]

Members of the tribe

Some time afterward, Fett escaped the Sarlacc's gullet, employing his flamethrower to reach the surface. Fett was discovered by a group of Jawa scavengers who stole his armor and left him for dead on the sands of Tatooine. There, Fett was discovered by the Tusken tribe and taken as their prisoner.[1]

Eventually, Boba Fett was accepted by the tribe and taught in their ways, as he also taught them how to use technology such as speeders to fight back against invaders from the Pyke Syndicate.[7]

The tribe was led by a chieftain and used black clothing and garments. Among its members were a female warrior, a male youngling,[1] and eventually Boba Fett.[4]

By around 9 ABY,[8] the tribe was massacred by the Nikto gang known as the Kintan Striders. In the aftermath of the tribe's massacre, Fett set a funeral pyre for the dead of the tribe.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

Tuskens character poster for The Book of Boba Fett

The Tusken Raider tribe first appeared in a flashback in "Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land," the first episode of the Disney+ series The Book of Boba Fett.[1]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Book of Boba Fett logo.png The Book of Boba Fett – "Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land"
  2. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Rescue of Han Solo to 4 ABY, with Boba Fett falling into the Great Pit of Carkoon during the rescue and being captured by the Tusken Raider tribe shortly after.
  3. The present events of The Book of Boba Fett occur around 9 ABY, per the reasoning here. The tribe was shown massacred in a flashback in The Book of Boba Fett logo.png The Book of Boba Fett – "Chapter 3: The Streets of Mos Espa".
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Book of Boba Fett logo.png The Book of Boba Fett – "Chapter 3: The Streets of Mos Espa"
  5. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  6. Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  7. The Book of Boba Fett logo.png The Book of Boba Fett – "Chapter 2: The Tribes of Tatooine"
  8. The attack on Jabba's Palace, depicted in "Chapter 16: The Rescue," is dated by "Jabba the Hutt and Other Bounty Hunters and Criminals" to be around 9 ABY. As the present-time of The Book of Boba Fett occurs shortly after the attack, The Book of Boba Fett must also take place around 9 ABY. As the Tusken Raider tribe was masscred by the time of the present-time events of The Book of Boba Fett, it must have been massacred by around 9 ABY.
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