Religion: Dr. Big

Nobody seemed to want the job of running the tiny Presbyterian mission on the Navajo reservation at Ganado, Ariz. Back on a year's furlough from a 13-year hitch on Hainan Island, off the South China coast, big, broad-shouldered Dr. Clarence Grant Salsbury finally told the Mission Board that he and his wife would keep things going at Ganado for a couple of months until the board could get a permanent man. A year later he notified the board that he would be happy to stay on indefinitely among the Navajos.

This week, 22 years later, Indians from all over the reservation...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!