The Plains of Gor
The People
The People
Plants and Foods
The Wagons
The Warriors
Animals of the Plains
This  people are a strong and ferocious people, they have their own laws also and no  white man has been able to curtail their activities, be it reading, pillaging or  enslaving. They have a strong sense of honor like the rest of the Gorean  peoples, but they seem to take it to a different height.
The leaders of a wagon people tribe are  unknown to all except those of the first wagon. They have their own unique  greeting and only pray to the skies and plains. 

He grinned a  Tuchuck grin."How are the Bosk?" He asked.
"As well as may be expected," said Kamchak.
"Are the Quivas sharp?"
"One tries to keep them so," said Kamchak.
"It is important to keep the axles of the wagons greased," observed Kutaituchik.
"Yes,' said Kamchak, "I believe so."
Kutaituchik suddenly reached out and he and Kamchak, laughing, clasped hands."  Nomads of Gor page 44

They also have haruspexes for omens and  potions.
They migrate in hundreds in their huge  wagons, different from what we think of as western wagons, their wagons are much  much bigger and made differently, when reading the quotes, we realize that they  are not at all what we think of as traveling wagons.

The wagon box,  which stands almost six feet from the ground, is formed of black, lacquered  planks of tem-wood. Inside the wagon box, which is square, there is fixed a  rounded, tentlike frame, covered with the taut, painted, varnished hides of  bosks. These hides are richly colored, and often worked with fantastic designs,  each wagon competing with its neighbor to be the boldest and most exciting. The  rounded frame is fixed somewhat within the square of the wagon box, so that a  walkway, almost like a ship's bridge, surrounds the frame. The sides of the  wagon box, incidentally, are, here and there, perforated for arrow ports, for  the small horn bow of the Wagon Peoples can be used to advantage not only from  the back of a kaiila but, like the crossbow, from such cramped quarters. One of  the most striking features of these wagons is the wheels, which are huge, the  back wheels having a diameter of about ten feet; the front wheels are, like  those of the Conestoga wagon, slightly smaller, in this case, about eight feet  in diameter; the larger rear wheels are more difficult to mire; the smaller  front wheels, nearer the pulling power of the bosk, permit a somewhat easier  turning of the wagon. These wheels are carved wood and, like the wagon hides,  are richly painted. Thick strips of boskhide form the wheel rims, which are  replaced three to four times a year. The wagon is guided by a series of eight  straps, two each for the four lead animals. Normally, however, the wagons are  tied in tandem fashion, in numerous long columns, and only the lead wagons are  guided, the others simply following, thongs running from the rear of one wagon  to the nose rings of the bosk following, sometimes as much as thirty yards  behind, with the next wagon; also, too, a wagon is often guided by a woman or  boy who walks beside the lead animals with a sharp stick. Nomads of Gor, pages  30-31

The wagon people have the festivals of  the Turian Love wars and every tenth year, the taking of the Omens for the Ubar  San, they are separate and both important in their customs. The Love Wars are  fought on the Turian plains, warriors of both the wagon people and Turia  fighting for the free women of their sacred enemies.

The institution of Love War is  an ancient one among the Turians and the Wagon Peoples, according to the Year  Keepers antedating even the Omen Year. The games of Love War, of course, are  celebrated every spring between, so to speak, the city and the plains, whereas  the Omen Year occurs only every tenth year. The games of Love War, in  themselves, do not constitute a gathering of the Wagon Peoples, for normally the  herds and the free women of the peoples do not approach one another at these  times; only certain delegations of warriors, usually about two hundred from a  people, are sent in the spring to the Plains of a Thousand Stakes.  Nomads of Gor, page 115

The Wagon People will kill a  stranger and ask questions later, only merchants wearing the merchant brand may  come to them for merchanting.

The Wagon  Peoples, it is said, slay strangers. The words for stranger and enemy in Gorean  are the same. Nomads of Gor, page 9

This People with only eat meat and  mostly drink Paga and fermented milk. They look down on city dwellers as being  below them and are a fierce proud people. 

The Wagon  Peoples grow no food, nor do they have manufacturing as we know it. They are  herders a, and it is said, killers. They eat nothing that has touched the dirt.  They live on the meat and milk of the bosk. They are among the proudest peoples  on Gor, regarding the dwellers of the cities of Gor as vermin in holes, cowards  who must fly behind walls, wretches who fear to live beneath the broad sky, who  dare not dispute them the open, windswept plains of their world.  Nomads of Gor,  page 4 

Also they are the only tribe on Gor with  Torturers, though through the series we see some of these men hired outside the  Turian Plains.

I knew that  they spoke a dialect of Gorean, and I hoped I would be able to understand them.  If I could not I must die as befitted a swordsman of Ko-ro-ba. I hoped that I  would be granted death in battle, if death it must be. The Wagon Peoples, of all  those on Gor that I know, are the only ones that have a clan of torturers,  trained as carefully as scribes or physicians, in the arts of detaining life. Nomads of Gor, page 9

A man of the wagon  people with earn scars as he accomplishes feats in his lifetime, he cannot take  a companion as long he has not earned the scar of courage and so forth, and  could not own more then five bosk and three kaiila, bosk being their revered  animal, the courage scar seems to be the first one young men of the wagon people  will try for.

The man facing  me had seven such scars ceremonially worked into the tissue of his countenance,  the highest being red, the next yellow, the next blue, the fourth black, then  two yellow, then black again. I recalled what I had heard whispered of once  before, in a tavern in Ar, the terrible Scar Codes of the Wagon Peoples, for  each of the hideous marks on the face of these men had a meaning, a significance  that could be ready by the Paravaci, the Kassars, the Kataii, the Tuchucks as  clearly as you or I might read a sign in a window or a sentence in a book.  Nomads of Gor, page 15-16

Without the  Courage Scar one may not, among the Tuchuks, pay court to a free woman, own a  wagon, or own more than five bosk and three kaiila. The Courage Scar thus has  its social and economic, as well as its martial, import. Nomads of Gor, page 113


"To a Tuchuk," said Harold, "success is courage, that is the important thing,  courage itself even if all else fails, that is success." Nomads of Gor, page 273

Another ceremony of the wagon people is  the Sharing of grass and earth, binding a man to another as brothers.

Suddenly the Tuchuk bent to the  soil and picked up a handful of dirt and grass, the land on which the bosk  graze, the land which is the land of the Tuchuks, and this dirt and this grass  he thrust in my hands and I held it.
The warrior grinned and put his  hands over mine so that our hands together held the dirt and the grass, and were  together clasped on it.
"Yes," said the warrior, " come  in peace to the Land of the Wagon Peoples." Nomads of Gor, page 26
The Kajirae
The Free Women