This chapbook contains original poems about the Nez Perce War. Four long cantos, interspersed with lyrical vignettes, this poem is written with an antiphon structure. The main cantos have italicized lines set flush left describing the Nez Perce perspective. Regular font lines, indented to the right, describe the perspective of the white soldiers and settlers.
The letterpress edition is set in 10 point Modern type and printed on the old family press (an 1888 Golding Pearl) at East Point in North Idaho. Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekht contains 20 pages and is illustrated with five original linoleum block prints.
These Wallowa hills hold our father’s bones;