Kaya: 1764
Kaya® is a daring, adventurous Nez Perce girl living in 1764. Her deep love of horses and respect for nature nourish her spirit, as she dreams of becoming a courageous leader for her people. She’s ready to meet whatever the future brings! Kaya draws strength from her family, the legends her elders tell, and the bold warrior woman who is her hero. And she learns that the choices she makes affect all Nez Perce people.





For Girls





**See Appendix**

Your Kaya doll arrives in a deerskin dress trimmed with fringe, a line of pretend clamshell beads, and a belt. Pretty moccasins cover her feet. Kaya has dark brown braids tied with real shell hair ties.

Kaya was the winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award for 2003.
Most of the items in her collection are made from pretend animal products

$87 WDP Kaya Doll & Paperback Book
$92 WDH Kaya Doll & Hardcover Book
$110 WDBP.55118 Kaya Doll & Book Set - Paperback
$150 WDBH.55126 Kaya Doll & Book Set - Hardcover

Kaya was introduced to the American Girls Collection in 2002.

Daring Kaya has deep-brown eyes that open and close and long, shiny black hair. She comes in an authentic 1764 Nez Perce outfit: A soft faux-deerskin dress trimmed with fringes, beads, and pretend quillwork, tied with a faux-leather belt. Matching moccasins with ties Faux-leather hair ties at the bottom of her braids and faux-shell hair ties at the top. The 18" Kaya doll has a huggable cloth body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl.

Kaya® Doll & Paperback Book Item# BKF15 $115
Kaya® Doll & 3-Book Boxed Set Item# BKJ14 $135


Kaya® Mini Doll & Book
Item# BKF95 $25-August 2014

The 6.5" (16.5 cm) Kaya mini doll has deep brown painted eyes and shiny black braids. Her smooth vinyl limbs are posable. She arrives in a tiny version of Kaya's authentic 1764 Nez Perce outfit featuring a soft faux-deerskin dress. Includes a mini abridged version of the book The Journey Begins.



Kaya® Mini Doll
Item# 47499 $20

This 6-inch doll brings Kaya's (KY-yah) world to life on a smaller scale. She arrives dressed in a traditional Nez Perce outfit. Plus, she comes with Meet Kaya, a miniature version of the book that tells Kaya's story of growing up in 1764.

Series 4 Cover

This 6-inch doll brings Kaya's (KY-yah) world to life on a smaller scale. She arrives dressed in a traditional Nez Perce outfit. Plus, she comes with Meet Kaya, a miniature version of the book that tells Kaya's story of growing up in 1764.

Series 3 Cover


Adorned Deerskin Dress
Item# WSO
Items# D8652 $34

Kaya saves this deerskin dress for special occasions. It’s trimmed with a row of dyed porcupine quills, plus pretty trade beads and elk’s teeth. The better the hunters in a girl’s family, the more teeth she would have on her dress. Kaya’s dress comes with matching moccasins and a woven belt.

Jingle Dress of Today
Item# $28 WPO

Kaya’s stories take place long ago, but the Nez Perce people are still a proud, strong culture today. Like other American children, Nez Perce children go to school, play sports, and watch TV. But they also learn the Nez Perce language, play traditional Indian games, and dress in beautiful clothing for pow-wows.
If Kaya lived in modern times, she might work with her mother or aunt to make a colorful dress like this one to wear when she dances at pow-wows. Originally made from tobacco can lids, the cone-shaped “jingles” on this dress make a beautiful sound during pow-wow dances. Fringed moccasins, a ribbon belt, hair ribbons, and a kerchief with a beaded rosette complete the outfit.

Fancy Shawl Outfit of Today
Item# WRO $24 - Released 2003

Pow-wow dances are careful not to let the long fringe on this shawl touch the ground as they spin, jump, and step to the beat of a drum. This colorful outfit includes a blouse, a vest, a ruffled skirt, a woven yoke, fringed moccasins, a scarf with a beaded rosette, and hair rosettes and ribbons.

Pow-Wow Dress of Today
Item# WZO $28
-Released 2005

Girls today who share Kaya’s Nez Perce roots often wear traditional outfits like this one to pow-wows. Help your doll dance to the slow beat of a drum in this beautiful fringed dress. Add a beaded choker and embroidered moccasins, plus a feathered comb for her hair. Set includes trading cards and a matching beaded choker for you, too!

Pow-Wow Dress of Today
Item# T6704 $32

Item# T6704 $36

Nez Perce girls of today often wear traditional garments like this one to pow-wows:
• A modern-day fringed dress featuring beaded accents, a faux-shell button, and an embroidered apron
• A headpiece with real feathers
• A pair of lace-up moccasins

Jingle Dress of Today
Item# F9452 $64-Retired Jan 2014

4 Special edition - while supplies last Modern-day girls from the Nez Perce tribe often dress in beautiful garments like this one for pow-wows. This set includes: A bright-pink satin dress with long cuffed sleeves, an embroidered belt, and two rows of metal jingles attached to ribbon—they make beautiful sounds when the dancer moves. Knee-high turquoise boots with embroidered flowers. A feathered hair comb and two embroidered hair ties. A faux-leather drum and a drum mallet like the real ones that keep the beat for singers and dancers at pow-wows.


Kaya’s Accessories
Item# WMA $20
Item# D8631 $24

Kaya’s bag and belt pouch hold food and other treasures. She might have woven them using cord dyed with berries, wildflowers, and mosses—the same dyes that would have colored the porcupine quills in her pretty necklace.

The woven patterns on the bags are only printed on the outside; the colors are not actually woven in the fabric.

Doll & Cradleboard
Item# WCAD $20

Kaya borrows this doll from her sister Speaking Rain after they’re taken captive. It comes with a cradleboard, which kept a baby snug and secure while its mother worked, walked, or rode her horse.


Tatlo & Travois
Item# WDAD $36
Item# D8599 $36

In Kaya and Lone Dog, Lone Dog’s pup Tatlo becomes Kaya’s dog as her family begins their journey to the camas meadows. On the trip, Tatlo can pull a travois loaded with Kaya’s bedding. A furry blanket cushions his back.

Winter Cape & Hood
Item# WCO $22
Item# D8595 $28

Kaya’s cape keeps her warm during cold winters in the valley—she would have sewn four rabbit hides together to make it. Her winter wear includes moccasins, long mittens, and a hood trimmed with faux fur and real feathers.

Steps High
Item# WCAH $60
Item# D8589 $75

Kaya’s beloved horse is a deep brown Appaloosa mare with a white star on her forehead and a rope bridle in her mouth. She comes with a fringed hide blanket.

Kaya’s Saddle
Item# $18 WCAS
Item# $32 D8591

Kaya’s saddle includes a saddle pad for her seat and a furry blanket for Steps High.

Kaya’s Craft Kit
Item# WSAB $20

During winter, Kaya makes things she’ll use and wear all year long. A real leather bag holds everything you need to help Kaya make a painted saddle bag and a necklace: real leather and leather fringe, an awl, two wooden needles and pretend sinew, real leather cord, and beads in a plastic shell.

Hat & Parfleche
Item# WSOA $20

This pretty woven hat is a gift from Kaya’s grandmother—a sign that she’s growing up. Her bracelet would have been carved from an antler. Kaya carries her special things in a painted parfleche that folds shut like an envelope.
Kaya’s Foods
Item# WSAL $20

Help Kaya gather huckleberries and camas roots in her woven basket—cover it with huckleberry branches to keep all her food safe inside. Later, she can lay everything on a tule mat to dry: her berries, some salmon, and a bowl of mashed camas to make into finger cakes.

Kaya’s Foods
Item# WSAL2 $20- Released 2007
Item# F7790 $28- June 2012

Gathering foods is an important activity for Kaya, and here’s what she finds:
Huckleberries and camas roots to place in the woven basket
Huckleberry branches to cover all her food for safekeeping
A tule mat, salmon, and a bowl of mashed camas to make into finger cakes

Sparks Flying
Item# WCAF $36
Item# D8587 $48

Steps High’s foal is white with dark spots and has thick black mane tail.

Kaya's Animals
Item# F8481 $48

When Kaya is gathering firewood, she looks for these baby animals:
A bear cub with tan ears, dark fur, and big brown eyes
A soft, brown, speckled fawn
A furry, white bunny

Pow-Wow Hair Set of Today
Item# BKF17 $18-August 2014

Nez Perce girls of today wear adornments like these to pow-wows. This set includes: A headband with a traditional woven pattern. Pretty golden ribbons to lace around braids. A colorful set of woven plaques to fasten at the ends.


Kaya’s Tepee
Item# WDAT

Help Kaya put together this tepee that’s just her size. Girls built tepees like this one as practice for when they would be responsible for building their village’s shelter. Two tule mats trim the entrance. Outside, her wood firereally lights up!
W: 30”, H: 28”, D: 26”

Kaya’s Bedroll
Item# WDAQ $24-Retired

Inside her tepee, Kaya sleeps on a buffalo hide—a tule mat underneath it keeps it warm and dry. When it’s cold, she wraps up in a snuggly elk hide. Her pillow has a soft fur cover. A shield outside her tepee shows who lives inside!

Kaya's Tepee and Bedroll
Item# BKF78 $150

Kaya's people traveled with the seasons, so tepees were homes designed to be packed up and moved easily. This set includes: A tepee with poles and a faux-leather covering. A pretend fire pit that lights up and makes "crackling" sounds. Two tule mats to decorate the entrance. A faux buffalo hide to sleep on. A pretend elk-hide blanket. A tule mat that goes underneath the hides to keep her dry. A soft, furry pillow.

W: 37" x H: 32" x D: 37" (US) W: 94 cm x H: 81.3 x D: 94 cm



For Girls

Steps High Tank for Girls
Item# BKG62 $26

The graphic on this scoop-neck tank is inspired by Kaya's beloved mare, Steps High. Features dark-red crocheted trim at the neckline, racer-back styling, and a high-low hem. Cotton. Imported. White. Sizes XS-XL.

Knit Blanket Sweater for Girls
Item# BKG63 $68

Inspired by Native American designs, this cozy blanket sweater will be a wardrobe staple. The eye-catching, brilliantly colored piece has a shawl collar and a wrap style. Cotton. Imported. Multi. Sizes XS/S and M/L.

Fun Fringed Skirt for Girls
Item# BKG61 $48

She can capture a little of Kaya's look with this cute faux-suede skirt. It features a row of long fringes that swing and sway when she moves. Above-knee length. Side zip. Nylon/polyurethane. Imported. Tan. Sizes 6-16.



Beforever Series 5 Covers
PaperBack $9.99
Released August 2014

Kaya Books Series 4 Covers
PaperBack $6.95
Hard Cover $12.95

Kaya Books Series 3 Covers
PaperBack $6.95
Hard Cover $12.95

Kaya's Short Story Collection

Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth, Renee Graef, and Susan McAlileyby Janet ShawThis keepsake anthology contains the short story Kaya and the River Girl, and four brand-new adventures: Kaya and the Beavers, Kaya and the Flood, Kaya and the Injured Dog, and Kaya and the Grandmothers.
Kaya’s world is filled with the beauty of the earth and the joy of tradition. But it is also filled with change. As the Nez Perce people move with the seasons to hunt and gather, Kaya faces the responsibilities that come with taking her place in the community. In each new adventure, she draws strength from the legends and lessons of her elders.
The collection includes “Looking Back” essays and a ribbon bookmark.

Hard Cover $12.95

Available August 2006

HardCover $29.95

Kaya's Magnetic Mini World

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Kaya Sticker Pack
by Janet Shaw
illustrated by Bill Farnsworth

2003 Kaya and the
River Girl

Kaya's Art Studio

Kaya's Paper Dolls

Kaya's World
Hard Cover $16.95

The Silent Stranger: A Kaya Mystery
Paperback $6.95
Hard Cover$10.95

Story Collection 2

Puzzle Frames

Beforever Book Set



Kaya's Meet Belt
Kaya's belt under went a change. The first Meet Outfit belt tied in the front. Current belts have a fixed tie in front with a velcro closure in the back.