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Millie Teer identifies herself as Dutch-Irish and was born in Alabama on September 23, 1919. She now lives in Shreveport, Louisiana where she first learned how to weave baskets. Millie did not begin to create baskets until her late sixties. She learned how to make picnic baskets from an older gentleman in her neighborhood.
In order to make her baskets, Millie only employs white oak trees for weaving. Because Millie is elderly, she does not travel.