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Maxine Tynes -- A celebrated Nova Scotian poet, whose roots date back to the black Loyalists’ migration to the province in the late 1700s, Maxine Tynes published her first book of poetry in 1987 to critical acclaim. (Obituary in the Globe & Mail)

American Revolutionary War Button: NORTH CAROLINA, USA N above and C below, no shank, superb face and rims, ANCUSA.c, excavated on Hay St. in Fayetteville, NC. Exact plate image in Troiani's Book page 238, cuff issue, lovely lime green patina, and extremely rare.

The name Mi'kmaq derives from the term nikmaq, meaning "my kin-friends" and also the greeting “my brothers!” in the 1600s. (Nova Scotia)