About Apache Tracker

Apache Tracker is a resource about survival, being a Physical and Spiritual warrior, and oneness with nature or "the spirit that moves in all things." I named this site in honor of the Apache. The Apache was the ultimate, survivor, warrior, guerrilla fighter, and lived in tune with his surroundings, on a spiritual and physical level. However you will find many other topics of interest on this site. Tracking is a mind set and awareness that goes beyond the physical to all levels, including the spiritual.
-Thunderhands


"THUNDER" (wakiya)

"THUNDER" (wakiya)

About the Author

"Wakiya" (Thunder)

About the Author
Roger Thunderhands Gilbert is an accomplished writer, musician, and artist. In his lifetime, he has done many things. These would include aviation, the martial arts, and a life long study of spiritual and tribal ritual. In the martial arts, his study has included three disciplines, Aikido, Kung Fu San Soo, and Tai Chi. He also worked with the Special Forces in a training capacity. In the field of aviation, he obtained his private, commercial, and instrument ratings as a pilot, with multi-engine, and flight instructor qualifications. He learned tracking as a boy and has worked with the sheriff’s search and rescue in that capacity. His spiritual knowledge includes in-depth study, and personal experience, with many shamanistic and esoteric practices. He is a practitioner of Kriya yoga, Kundalini yoga, Tantrika, and Chinese inner alchemy. In addition, he received his certificate in acupressure and uses several modalities for healing. He considers himself an authority on the Biblical teachings of Yeshua or Jesus, but considers himself spiritual, not religious. And last but not least, he has done an exhaustive study and been an activist of North American Native tribes and ritual. His own roots are of M├ętis descent, and his spirituality is universal.

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CHIRICAHUA WARRIOR

CHIRICAHUA WARRIOR

An archetypal Chiricahua Apache Warrior: He wears a cloth bandana headband, a stripe of war paint across his face, beaded necklace, (usually turquoise) Neckerchief tied with silver conch. cotton shirt, loose cotton trousers, (optional) breechclout, and calf length buckskin moccasins. Over a buttoned waistcoat of corduroy he wears a war medicine thong of shell and beads slung from his right shoulder attached to a beaded pouch fringed with tin cones. Tweezers for plucking facial hair hang from a thong around his neck.

He carries an 1873  lever action Winchester carbine decorated with brass tacks. he has two cartridge belts: one, decorated with red paint, supports a holster which holds a pearl-handled Colt double-action Frontier Model 1878, (if he can get it) a thong hanging from the lanyard ring on the butt. A buckskin serves as the horse's saddle, and the bridal is leather, decorated with brass tacks and silver. -Thunder



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