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IYANBITO New MexicoThe Iyanbito Community was settled by Navajo families from different parts of the reservation to work at the Fort Wingate Army Depot during World Wars I and II. Some of the residents returned to their respective areas, but other chose to remain in Iyanbito. Thom Thomas was one of the founding leaders of the community. He was instrumental in organizing the local government as well as building the first chapter house. The name Iyanbito means “Buffalo’s water” (or springs) which came from a time when buffalo herds used to gather at a watering hole located east of the present chapter site.