A crucial part in Tracking is played by observation of every detail which happens to be “out of order” in Nature. In fact, the gait of a person walking in a forest, for example, not only determines his presence in it, but it does also alterate the natural state of that particular kind of environment. … Continue reading Observation Training.
Category: History of Man Tracking
The Richardson Case, 1786.
One of the first cases with footwear evidence presented in Court was the Richardson case from Kirkcudbright, Scotland in 1786. The case depicted the fatal stabbing of a young woman. As we can read in the deposition, the investigator tracked the footprints that actually left the scene: the perpetrator’s shoes appeared to be “heavily nailed … Continue reading The Richardson Case, 1786.
General Crook and the surrender of Geronimo.
1886: General George Crook, was head of Departiment of Arizona, after the forced capitulation of Apache. But Geronimo was still on the loose. Indians used to call him Nantan Lupan (Grey Wolf), showing him their respect. At that time, US Generals experienced a large, common employ of Indian Scouts to help them finding their quarries … Continue reading General Crook and the surrender of Geronimo.
“Man Tracks” by Ion L.Idriess.
This occurs to be an exceptional contribute the renowed Author Ion L.Idriess wrote in 1935 after an intense experience with “the mounted Police in the Austrialian wilds”. As explained in several posts ago, the mounted Police apprehended the ancient art of Tracking from aborigenal people in Kimberley Region, using it, for instance, to track flown … Continue reading “Man Tracks” by Ion L.Idriess.
History of Man Tracking: Iban Trackers.
” The Sarawak Rangers were a para-military force founded in 1862 by the second Rajah of Sarawak, Charles Anthony Johnson Brooke. They evolved from the fort-men which were raised to defend Kuching in 1846. The Sarawak Rangers were first commanded by William Henry Rodway, briefly in 1862 and again from 1872 to his retirement in … Continue reading History of Man Tracking: Iban Trackers.
Combat tracking teams of Vietnam.
Not much is really known about them except for the few specialty instructors around that have dug into it some. They were a special operations team to say the least. Acceptance rates to qualify for a team were similar, maybe even lower than the the qualifications of today. They were extremely good and extremely well … Continue reading Combat tracking teams of Vietnam.