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Krayt Dragon, as just witnessed in Disney+ The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 1, Chapter 9: The Marshal. Canon and Legends information about Krayt Dragons.
Star WarsStar Wars: The Sand People, violent by nature, they have traditions that they cling. Young raiders are required to prove their adulthood in physical activities, such as the manhood ritual of hunting down a krayt dragon. Sand People have no written language, the most revered member of a Tusken clan is the storyteller, who knows the life-story of every member of his clan, and the clan's history. The storyteller is required to memorize the histories word-for-word. Apprentice storytellers often are more hard-pressed to prove themselves than warriors, for a single mistake in reciting the histories means instant death. As violent as their nature is, Sand People stay as far from the moisture farmers as the farmers do them. There are occasional skirmishes with the more outlying settlements.
Specialists studying the past of the Tusken Raiders also used the term Ghorfa to denote an earlier sedentary phase of their culture, and lastly Kumumgah, for the earliest stratum of sentient civilization on the planet, believed by some to represent a common ancestry shared by the Ghorfas (the Tuskens) and the Jawas.
Appearances in Star Wars media
Tusken Raiders first appear in Star Wars when a pack of them attack Luke Skywalker in the Jundland Wastes and knock him unconscious. However, just as they are going through Luke's landspeeder, Obi-Wan Kenobi frightens them off by imitating a Krayt dragon's mating call and rescues Luke. Tusken Raiders briefly appear in Episode I: The Phantom Menace, taking shots at the Boonta Eve Classic Podracer pilots, and again in Episode II: Attack of the Clones, set 22 years before Star Wars; in this film, they kidnap Anakin Skywalker's mother, Shmi Skywalker, and torture her for a month. Anakin eventually finds her, but she is mortally injured and dies in his arms. Seized by a violent rage, Anakin slaughters the entire tribe including the women and children.
Tusken Raiders appear in The Mandalorian; In Season 1, Episode 5, the Mandalorian comes across a small group of Raiders while travelling through their land, in search of a Bounty. They are initially hostile until he communicates with them via sign language. He successfully barters a pair of binoculars in exchange for safe passage. In Season 2, Episode 1, a Tusken clan teams up with villagers from Mos Pelgo in order to slay a krayt dragon.