Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook D >> [Page 11] >> The Broken Arrow. (Excerpt)

Item informationTitle: The Broken Arrow. (Excerpt)
Genre: Poetry
Publication informationVolume: D
  • Publication date: 1833[?]

Time periods

    Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
    Rights: Digital Copyright © 2013, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
    Resource Identifier: SD_18xx_042


    Composition history ''The Broken Arrow.''  Charleston Courier (May 31, 1826). 

    ''The Broken Arrow.''  Lyrical and Other Poems  (1827), 7-9.

    ''The Broken Arrow.''  Book of My Lady (1833), 122-125. [Conjectured source of clipping] 

    ''Thlecathcha; Or, The Broken Arrow.''  Old Guard, VI (November, 1868), 863-867.

    Description ''A voice — a voice of wail.  The forest rung ...''

    Clipping reads: THE BROKEN ARROW. | [Prose Introduction]  
    Notes Position: left

    A note written in pencil in Simms's hand across the clipping reads as follows: ''Rewritten — See MS.''  

    Kibler notes that this is an early, shorter version of the poem (Kibler 430).