The Yellowstone universe is ever-expansive and all-encompassing, and fans are continually learning more about the family at the heart of it all: the Duttons. As we were first introduced to John Dutton and his family, we immediately learned that life wasn’t always kind to them. We also learned that they weren’t always kind to one another and that sometimes, the harm they brought to one another was stronger than anything they faced from the outside.
With 1883, we learned that the same idea was relevant in the story of the Dutton family from days past. Led by James and Margaret, the family faced the highs and lows of traveling west to find a better life for themselves and the multitude of losses that met them on their journey. The Duttons of 1923 know a thing or two about a journey, and as the family tree continues to grow, we understand the depths into which Sheridan’s storytelling truly goes. He’s not telling a story so much as weaving together characters and pieces of the puzzle that will continue to grip audiences for decades to come.