Teri Greeves was born on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming and is of Italian-American and Comanche descent. Her mother, Jeri Ah-be-hill, owned a trading post on the reservation, while Greeves was growing up. “By repeating to customers what I heard her saying when she was selling to and educating the public,” Teri says, “I unknowingly gained a broad knowledge of different beadwork from tribes around the US.” Greeves took up beadwork at the age of eight. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections. Her beadwork and dedication to furthering Native American art has earned Greeves innumerable awards and honors.