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The site of a failed Skagaran colony, this planet was selected by the Skagarans for a colony during the mid-19th century. The planet, with little water, had animals indigenous to the planet such as bluehorns and sun vipers.

A number of hunting trophies can be seen in a saloon in one of the Human settlements. Horses and what appears to be a mounted buffalo head are also present on the planet; it is unsaid if these were taken from Earth, or if they were native.

To help facilitate the construction of the colony, the Skagarans kidnapped a Human settlement, originally located in the western United States of America, and transported them to the planet aboard their starship to work as slaves. After a violent uprising led by Cooper Smith, the Skagarans were overthrown and the Humans emerged as the dominant species. By the 2150s, the planet had a population of 6,000 Humans and less than 1,000 Skagarans. There were several settlements, spread over an area of a few hundred kilometers. Humans and Skagarans mostly separated, one of the Skagaran encampments being Skag town, whereas a mainly Human town was North Star.

In the final draft script of the episode "North Star", the area of the planet surrounding Skag town was described as desert. However, the final version of the episode shows it to be forested.

The planet had a justice system incorporating juries, and practicing the death penalty by hanging. Skagarans were treated different under the law, for example killing a man was considered a hanging offense for a Skagaran, whether it was in self-defense or not. Lynchings also occurred on the planet.

The planet was visited by Enterprise NX-01 in 2153, during the Xindi incident. (ENT: "North Star")

"North Star" writer David A. Goodman jokingly theorized that, following Enterprise's visit, this planet was turned into a pleasure planet where the inhabitants of the planet continued to re-enact the Ancient West. Goodman likened it to Walt Disney World and Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. ("North Star" audio commentary, ENT Season 3 Blu-ray special features)

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