Observation Training.

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]