Shadow wolves. In brightest day, in darkest night, no evil shall escape my sight, for I am the Shadow Wolf” — U.S. Customs Patrol Officer motto.
Shadow Wolves are children of the wilderness
“This tracking, in the ancient way, is often called “cutting sign” or “checking spore” by members of tribes such as the Sioux, Navajo, Lakota, Kickapoo and Chickasaw as well as the Pima and Tohono O’odham tribes.
Shadow Wolves are children of the wilderness. They know how to read its subtle messages. They learned from their elders that it is possible to “hear” things that are silent and to “see” things that are invisible on a trail.”
Native Americans Set to Hunt Osama Bin Laden
Australia’s Sunday Times reports. “A group of Native American trackers are being sent to Afghanistan to hunt down Osama bin Laden”.
Shadow Wolves and the art of Tracking
In modern times Tracking is considered a science. But for thousands of years humans depended on their ability to track and follow the animals they needed to survive. Tracking is an important survival tool. A tool that helped our ancestors learn valuable information about the environment they lived and hunted in.
The art of tracking shared insights to the ancient and present warrior-tracker to the enemy’s presence. And the whereabouts of who might cause harm.
The science of tracking can be learned from a book along with plenty of field study known as dirt time. However, the art of tracking is a way of life which gives the Shadow Wolves their powerful tracking skills.
For a Shadow Wolf, his life and the survival of his team depends on his ability to read the landscape in a way that he can feel and sense the spirit of the track…of his quarry.