Before she moved in with her grandfather Black Eagle Dani did not know she was a mutant. Her powers first manifested when her parents disappeared on a hiking trip Dani believed it was just a nightmare. When she was taken in by her neighbors that is when Danielle found out about about her powerson and was sent to live with Black Eagle.
After taking his grandaughter in Black Eagle realized the only way to help Moonstar control her powers was sending her to be with other mutants. Dani told her grandfather she was not going with the young mutant team. She changed her mind after her grandfather died.
Danielle is a Cheyene mutant who is proud of who she is. Dani does not wish to hide her mutant heritage and does not like to hide it. She is not worried if people expect who she is or if people fear her Danielle likes spending more time with animals anyway.