Danielle Greendeer photo

Danielle Hill, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Citizen, Hawk Clan.  Mother of five children (Julian, 17, Anysa, 14, Maple, 5, Quill, 4, Tulsi, 2) and wife of David Greendeer, Ho-Chunk/Narragansett. We are an art family and enjoy spending our days, crafting, painting, building, making wampum jewelry and spending days and nights at the beach.  As a writer, farmer, crafter, dancer and artist I always find inspiration from museum archives and collections.  When the children go to bed, I spend time looking at old photographs and imagining what life our ancestors lived.  Through the silence, I find motivation to create new imagery and stories.  I am also a seed steward of the King Philip Corn, a historically Wampanoag heirloom corn variety stolen during the King Philip War but now rematriated back into Wampanoag soil. When I am not out in the corn field or in the gallery, you can find me teaching a Native Food Systems course for UMass Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture.  The future for me is to continue to merge my love of art and corn.  

Books by Danielle Greendeer