In Cornel Pewewardy’s article, “The Pocahontas Paradox: A Cautionary Tale for Educators” (in Hanksville), we are exposed to the many ways in which the Disney film Pocahontas inaccurately depicts Native American life by creating a “New-Age” indian protagonist that attempts to cope with a “cultural sense of guilt” felt by white Americans for their forceful removal and relocation of Native Americans. In her essay on “multicultural” in Keywords for Children’s Literature, Jacqueline Reid-Walsh, discusses how white Americans create a “rhetoric of tolerance” in order to simply accept cultural differences at a mere “surface-level” (156). This idea of covering up white America’s past ostracization and homogenization of Native Americans is similarly prominent in Janet Shaw’s novel, The Journey Begins: A Kaya Classic. In fact, in this volume, it is what we do not see which is so important. Taking place in 1764, the story of Kaya and her Nez Perce family occurs at a time in the absence of white settlers. The vital historical time of white settler colonization that brings along with it the harsh truths of Indian removal, is simply glossed over and ignored. As a result, Kaya’s story is encapsulated by an overall positive and non-controversial image of a historical time period that the American Girl company seemed to deem as being more appropriate for a younger audience. In addition to this, Kaya’s story continues to be the only one about a Native American girl that the American Girl company includes in their collection. This novel makes me wonder how differently Kaya’s story would be if it were to be set during the time period of Indian removal and relocation.