About Joan Che-se-quah Redbird Hill
Joan Hill born 1930 also known as Che-se-quah (Muscogee-Cherokee) artist
Joan Hill was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1930. Her family ancestry includes chiefs of both Creek and Cherokee Nations. She was named Cheh-se-quah, or "Redbird," for both her great-grandfather, Redbird Harris, and her maternal grandfather.
Hill currently lives on the site of old Fort Davis of the Confederacy with her family. Her studio is adjacent to a pre-Columbian Indian mound dating from 1200 A.D