Ruth Ziolkowski | Sculptor's widow, 87
Mrs. Ziolkowski carried on her late husband's dream of honoring American Indians by carving the likeness of warrior Crazy Horse into South Dakota's Black Hills. She helped lead the effort to shift the focus from the warrior's horse to carving his 90-foot-tall face, a move credited with an infusion of donations and worldwide interest.
The memorial was dedicated in 1998 on its 50th anniversary, but the project is slow-going. - AP