The Desert Clan, also known as Sankru or Sangedakru (sometimes misspelled "Sandgedakru"), is the clan Brell and Caris are from. Little else is known about this clan, although it does seem to be separate from the Nomadic Grounders in the Dead Zone. They live in the desert near the Dead Zone, which the clan got its name. According to Brell, Sangedakru's capital punishment law is stoning to death. During the history of the Grounders, Sheidheda, the Dark Commander, was from Sangedakru and he was an evil tyrant who killed many people and their families, who refused to kneel. Echo was once sent from Azgeda to be a spy in Sangedakru.
Despite their merge into Wonkru, Indra believes that the clan would follow the resurrected Sheidheda, the Dark Commander, who was once their greatest champion. Indeed, Knight, one of Sangedakru, is shown to be angry that the Flame was destroyed to stop Sheidheda and Sangedakru is the first to break from Wonkru after the revelation of the truth about the destruction of the Flame before Indra reunites Wonkru under her own leadership.
According to Brell, it is implied that theft and stealing from the clan, is also a capital punishment by stoning. If someone gets stoned to death for stealing, their family members will be cast out.
The Sangedakru speak the native Grounder language, Trigedasleng. The warriors also speak English, Gonasleng. This makes the Sangedakru members bilingual. However, according to Queen Nia of Azgeda they have a distinct dialect.