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The Silent Stranger is a Historical Character Mystery that is part of Kaya's books.


From the Central Series[]


Chapter By Chapter Summary[]

Chapter One: A Stranger with Injured Hands[]

Chapter Two: Many Questions and a Warning[]

Chapter Three: Runs in Circles[]

Chapter Four: The Tattered Doll[]

Chapter Five: Danger for a Dog[]

Chapter Six: Little Questions and Big Questions[]

Chapter Seven: Night of the Spirit Dances[]

Chapter Eight: A Visit From a Wolf[]

Chapter Nine: Hawk Woman's Story[]

Chapter Ten: Gift From the Stick People[]

Chapter Eleven: Hawk Rising[]

Looking Back[]

Discusses the Nimíipuu and other native tribes in the 1760s. Topics include:

  • How close the Nimíipuu were to each other
  • How a stranger was identified as a member of a different tribe
  • The use of sign language to communicate
  • Why Indians would travel in groups, and why someone would be traveling alone
  • How a stranger's trouble spirit could bring danger to the winter Spirit Dances
  • The role of a shaman in a Nimíipuu village
  • Why the Nimíipuu took in strangers, and how they helped their new guest

Book Covers[]


  1. Pg 1. She was very fond of Snowbank because the mare had belonged to Kaya's friend and mentor, Swan Circling, who died last year. Swan Circling had died in Kaya's Hero, which took place in the winter of 1764.
  2. Mentioned only.