The Great Wave of CivilizationFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889221062 | Paperback

128 pages | Pub. Date: 19760101
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
Rights: WORLD

The Great Wave of Civilization is Herschel Hardin’s play about the destruction of the people of the Blackfoot Confederacy by the liquor trade in Montana and Alberta in the 19th century. Little Dog of the Northern Blackfoot tribe vs. Snookum Jim, free trader, I.G. Baker, merchant-prince of Fort Benton and the rest of the “great wave of civilization.”

Cast of five women and 13 men.

“A fabel of genocide with conscience-raising fervour.”
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By Herschel Hardin

Born in Alberta in 1936, Herschel Hardin has written many non-fiction books on Canadian society and politics, and plays including Esker Mike and His Wife, Agiluk (1973) and The Great Wave of Civilization (1976). He recently ran for the leadership of the federal New Democratic Party. He lives in West Vancouver, B.C.

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