Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook G >> [Page 23] >> Thlecathcha; Or, The Broken Arrow (Page 866)

Item informationTitle: Thlecathcha; Or, The Broken Arrow (Page 866)
Genre: Poetry
Publication informationVolume: G
  • Publication date: 1868-11

Time periods

    Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
    Rights: Digital Copyright © 2014, 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: SG_18xx_070

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    Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
    • The Poetry of William Gilmore Simms: An Introduction and Bibliography
    Composition history ''The Broken Arrow.''  Book of My Lady (1833), 122-125.

    ''Thlecathca; Or, The Broken Arrow.''  Old Guard, VI (Nov. 1868), 863-867. [Supplied source of clipping (Kibler 262)]

    Description ''Ye warriors, who gather the brave to deplore, ...''

    Notes Position: whole page

    The pamphlet containing the poem continues from [Page 863] through [867]. 

    Clipping features several corrections and markings in Simms's hand, including the following note at the top of the page: ''This dirge was written in my 19th year & while traveling through the nation.''  According to Kibler, Simms is referring to the shorter, earlier version of the poem that was first published in 1826 in the Charleston Courier (262).