A Black Seminole. His father was a Black slave and mother a Seminole Indian. His parents moved to Mexico before he was born and was raised there. During the Indian Wars the U.S. Army had great difficulty trying to control the Comanche, Apache and other Plains Indians. The U.S. Government invited the Black Seminole to return to the U.S. to serve as scouts. Tracker took advantage of the treaty and became a U.S. Army Indian Scout. He was the sole survivor of an Apache attack on his Indian scout unit. He became a member of Troop B after he helped save them from the same fate as his scouts. He participated in a charge against 25 hostile apaches along side Troop B.