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Warrior Brothers

a novel by Erik Gordon Bainbridge (aka Apollo Manga)

A California Indian father, marooned on a distant planet, tries to raise his son Cody in tribal traditions from Earth, a planet Cody has never seen and probably never will.

Cody yearns for glory among the alien race he sees as his people. When he learns monks are traveling the planet seeking reincarnations of the ancient heroes known as the Warrior Brothers, it's his opportunity.

Warrior Brothers painting by Tyler Stuart Warrior Brothers cover painting by Tyler Stuart (

Warrior Brothers Blog

Recent blog entries:

Big Time Festival at Kule Loklo

The annual Big Time Festival is at Kule Loklo tomorrow, July 21, 2012, the 32nd year that this popular annual festival has been held.  It will feature Northern California Indian dancing, skills demonstrators, and vendors. Kule Loklo is a replica … Continue reading


MAPOM blog

The Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM) now has a blog: MAPOM offers California Indian skills classes, sells and publishes books about California Indian history and culture, and created the replica Coast Miwok Indian village Kule Loklo in Point … Continue reading


Celebration of Life for Sylvia Thalman (1927-2012)

Yesterday a Celebration of Life was held for Sylvia Thalman, bringing together Sylvia’s family, California Indians, members of the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (, the National Park Service, and others whose lives Sylvia had touched. Sylvia, who died in … Continue reading


Art of the Americas

This coming weekend February 24-26 is the 28th annual Marin Show: Art of the Americas. This show with its over 200 exhibitors is for anyone with an interest in indigenous art and historical items from North, Central, and South America. … Continue reading


Buy a pizza, help a museum

The Marin Museum of the American Indian needs your help.   One way to help is by buying a pizza. Hidden away in the North Marin community of Novato, California, this little-known museum is on the site of an actual … Continue reading


Coast Miwoks – a brief history

If you’ve seen the Ewoks, the furry creatures in Star Wars living in a redwood forest like much of the Coast Miwoks‘ home territory, you’ve seen an insulting caricature of non-Indian perceptions of Coast Miwoks.  The truth is very different.  … Continue reading