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American Girl Kaya Dolls

What collection does American Girl Kaya belong to?

The American Girl Kaya belongs to the Historical Character collection. The native American doll was the eighth character to be added to the collection. She represents early Native American women around the late 1750s. Despite being the eighth girl added to the Historical Character collection, Kaya is marketed as the First American Girl doll. The distinction is made to acknowledge her people were the first settlers in America. Kaya is also a part of American Girl's BeForever collection.

Why doesn't Kaya have a toothed smile?

Many of the American Girl dolls are created with huge smiles showing a lot of teeth. The Kaya Native American doll has a small smile but doesn't bare any teeth. The reason she doesn't bare teeth is because she is a member of the Nimiipuu tribe. Historically, the Nimiipuu tribe felt it was taboo to bare teeth. In an effort to stay culturally accurate, the American Girl doll was created with a closed smile. Kaya also has black hair, dark eyes, and medium dark skin.

What American Girl accessories are available for Kaya?

Kaya is outfitted in a fringed and beaded dress authentic to her era. She is also wearing moccasins and has hair ties that can be adjusted. Her leather belt can also be taken off or adjusted. The doll has several additional accessories to choose from, including several outfits, horses, and a teepee. You can also purchase doll stands and covers to keep the doll in pristine condition. Some of the outfit changes available for this girl include the following:

  • The pow wow dress
  • Fancy shawl outfit
  • Jingle dress
  • Trading outfit
  • Deer dress with fuzzy vest
How many American Girl books are in Kaya's collection?

The American Girl Kaya doll comes with "Volume 1: The Journey Begins," which is the background story for her character. There are several other American Girl books featuring Kaya, which are listed here:

  • "Smoke on the Wind Volume 2"
  • "The Roar of the Falls"
  • "The Ghost Wind Stallion"
  • "The Silent Stranger: A Kaya Mystery"
What year was the Kaya American Girl doll released?

The doll was released in 2002. She is the first Native American doll in the series. Her motto is to always respect the Earth. She often endures wild adventures and epic surprises. Her horse, Steps High, follows her on all her journeys and reminds her to walk the right path.

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