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Bright Tree Village
Location information
Planet

Endor[1]

Location

50 meters above ground in Happy Grove[1]

Societal
Era(s)
Affiliation
"A village in the treetops! Isn't this splendid? Wooden bridges in the air and homes carved from tree trunks. Oh, how quaint, that Ewok's traveling on a swinging vine."
C-3PO

Bright Tree Village was the name of an Ewok tree village on the Forest Moon of Endor. It was home to the Ewok tribe that helped the Alliance to Restore the Republic defeat the Galactic Empire at the Battle of Endor.

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Characteristics

Bright Tree Village main level.

Bright Tree Village was located fifty meters above the ground, in the canopy of a forest known as the Happy Grove.[1]

The village was home to about 200 Ewoks and was structured so that the chief's and other elder's huts formed the center of the villages, along with the Place of Sickness and an open platform for public gatherings. Families and unmarried females lived in clustered huts outside this area and unmarried males and sentries lived even further away, below the main village. Higher up in the canopy were situated the lookout huts where Ewoks could sight roving Goraxes, and further up, the launching sites of Ewok hang gliders.[2]

Most of the huts clung to the sides of individual trees, while huts used by village elders like Chief Chirpa, were hollowed out in the tree trunks themselves. Lighting the interior of each hut was not a problem, as the ancient conifers were tolerant of the heat generated by the fireplaces.[2]

History

The village at night.

For years, the village was ruled by the wise Chief Chirpa. Together with the medicine man Logray and younger Ewok warriors, Chirpa defended the village from such threats as Duloks and Morag the Tulgah witch.[3] Chirpa's tribe did not always live in the treetops—while Cindel Towani and her family lived with the Ewoks, they lived in huts on the ground.[4]

The Ewok tribe that lived in Bright Tree Village were hostile to the Empire after they established their base on Endor. After a group of Ewoks caught a new group of outsiders in their trap, Logray led the tribe in an attempt to sacrifice Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, and R2-D2 to the "Golden One" (actually the protocol droid C-3PO.) The sacrifice was averted after pleading from Leia Organa (who had befriended the young Ewok warrior Wicket W. Warrick) and threats of the Golden One's "powerful magic" (really Luke Skywalker's use of the Force.) Later that night, C-3PO's storytelling  told the Woklings about the Rebel struggle against the Empire. This convinced the Ewoks to adopt the Rebels as part of their tribe, and join in the ensuing battle. After playing a pivotal role in the Rebel victory, the Ewoks of Bright Tree Village hosted a joint celebration of the fall of the Galactic Empire.[5]

Bright Tree Village on the night after the Battle of Endor.

After the Battle of Endor, while the Rebel Alliance transitioned into the Alliance of Free Planets, Bright Tree Village was the temporary headquarters for the Alliance. Many diplomats from a variety of alien cultures, including Zeltrons, Lahsbees, and representatives from numerous Human worlds, visited the Ewok village. The First Conference of Free Peoples was held in one of Bright Tree Village.[6]

The village was used as the Alliance capital until the Second Battle of Endor, when the Alliance forces left the system to pursue their war against the Nagai, but returned after the war had ended.[7] In 6.5 ABY, when the New Republic had relocated to Coruscant, they set up some trading posts and landing pads on the forest moon, including Salfur's Trading Post in a clearing near Bright Tree Village.[8]

Some time after the Battle of Endor, Logray was exiled by Chief Chirpa, with Paploo becoming the new medicine man.[9] In time, Chirpa died, and the village was ruled by Wicket W. Warrick and his wife Princess Kneesaa a Jari Kintaka (Chirpa's daughter).[1]

Appearances

  • The Adventures of Teebo: A Tale of Magic and Suspense
  • Star Wars: Ewoks (All episodes)
  • Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  • Ewoks (Marvel) (Issues 1 – 14)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 3: Mission to Endor
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 4: The Final Duel
  • One Last Night in the Mos Eisley Cantina: The Tale of the Wolfman and the Lamproid
  • Wicket Finds a Way: An Ewok Adventure
  • Star Wars 81: Jawas of Doom
  • Star Wars 85: The Hero
  • Star Wars 90: The Choice
  • Star Wars 92: The Dream
  • Star Wars 94: Small Wars
  • Star Wars 97: Escape
  • Star Wars 99: Touch of the Goddess
  • Star Wars 100: First Strike
  • Marooned
  • Heir to the Empire (Indirect mention only)
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Non-canon appearances

  • The Return of Tag & Bink: Special Edition
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Free Memory (Ambiguously canonical source) (Appears in flashback(s))

Sources

Notes and references

Bright Tree Village, side view.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ewok Village in the Databank
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Complete Locations
  3. Star Wars: Ewoks
  4. Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
  5. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  6. Star Wars 90: The Choice
  7. Star Wars 100: First Strike
  8. Dark Force Rising Sourcebook
  9. Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi

This article uses material from the "Bright Tree Village" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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