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The Exchange 03.08.23: International Women's Day; Mandy Engel-Cartie of Girls Inc. talks about raising strong women; Remembering the Spirit Lake Massacre, March 8, 1857; The Sioux Falls Divorce Colony

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Mandy Engel-Cartie of Girls Inc. Sioux City

This week on The Exchange we recognize International Women's Day by talking to some Siouxland Area women helping to shape the future, and with some authors who give some sage advice on how to become happier, healthier and more evolved as women.
We talk with Mandy Engel-Cartie of Girls Inc. Sioux City about the organization's work to help girls reach their potential in the world.

And we talk with two women authors who are helping to give women the tools they need to find equity in the workplace and as new mothers.
Becky Vieira is the author of Enough About the Baby: A Brutally Honest Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhod. She provides helpful advice on taking of yourself as your baby comes home.

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Enough About the Baby by Becky Vieira

Enrtepreneur coach and author Cyndie Spiegel talks about how to find those moments in her new book, MICROJOYS: Finding Hope (Especially) When Life Is Not Okay. Spiegel weaves together essays on the microjoys that have kept her going going through tough times and shows us how we can learn to see the microjoys in our own lives.

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Microjoys by Cyndi Spiegal

We also talk with author of a book about Sioux Falls divorce colony that opened up new freedoms for women long before divorce became common in America. April White is the author of The Divorce Colony: How Women Revolutionized Marriage and Found Freedom on the American Frontier.

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The Divorce Colony by April White

Also, this is the anniversary of the Spirit Lake Massacre back in 1857 when several cabins up at the Iowa Great Lakes were attacked by Native Americans after those tribes were left starving by the federal government.

Young Abby Gardner, who’s family cabin was on the shores of Lake Okoboji, was taken hostage after the rest of her family was killed in the raid. She was the only female hostage to survive and government agents finally negotiated her release. We will hear her story.
We talk with the Iowa State Archeologist John Doershuck about last summer's dig at the cabin site and the real story behind the massacre. We also talk with the Iowa author of a graphic novel about the massacre Gary Kelley. And Jim Schapp joins in with another Small Wonder about the Native American leader Inkpaduta, who led the raid on the Gardner's and other other settlers on that fateful day in March of 1857.

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Moon of the Snowblind by Gary Kelley

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