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1883, the first season of A Yellowstone Origin Story, premiered on December 19, 2021 on Paramount+, and is written and created by Taylor Sheridan.

The first season will be followed by the second season.


James Dutton has arrived in Fort Worth, Texas and awaits the rest of his family from Tennessee. He is given an opportunity from Pinkerton Agent Shea Brennan in helping him guide a caravan of immigrants from the valleys of Texas to the mountainous Northwest. The journey will be perilous and the travel will bend or break those who take the journey through the untamed West.

Cast and Characters
Main Cast
Special Guest Star
Guest Cast
Recurring Cast

No. No. Title Writer(s) Director
1 1 1883 Taylor Sheridan Taylor Sheridan
1883 (Episode).jpg The Dutton family embarks westward through the last bastion of untamed America. James arrives in Texas, where he and his family prepare to make their way through The Great Plains in search of a new home and the promise of opportunity.
2 2 Behind Us, A Cliff Taylor Sheridan Ben Richardson
Behind Us, A Cliff.jpg Thomas and Shea recruit James and some local cowboys to corral a herd of cattle. As they begin their journey, the caravan is confronted with some of the many dangers they will face along the way.
3 3 River Taylor Sheridan Taylor Sheridan
Christina Voros
River.jpg James butts heads with Shea and Thomas about an important decision. Tensions rise in camp when an accusation is made. Elsa begins a flirtation with a cowboy.
4 4 The Crossing Taylor Sheridan Taylor Sheridan
Christina Voros
The Crossing.jpg The group faces the harrowing task of crossing the river with their wagons and supplies. Thomas and Noemi grow closer.
5 5 The Fangs of Freedom Taylor Sheridan Taylor Sheridan
Christina Voros
The Fangs of Freedom.jpg Shea and Thomas cope with the aftermath of the river crossing, but there is little time to grieve and no shortage of challenges ahead. Elsa and Ennis share a romantic moment.
6 6 Boring the Devil Taylor Sheridan Ben Richardson
Boring the Devil.jpg Shea helps Elsa cope with her loss. The group crosses another river and prepares to enter Indian territory. Thomas buys Noemi a gift.
7 7 Lightning Yellow Hair Taylor Sheridan Taylor Sheridan
Christina Voros
Lightning Yellow Hair.jpg Elsa makes an unlikely friend. The group faces a harrowing challenge from mother nature. The camp searches for one of their own.
8 8 The Weep of Surrender Taylor Sheridan Ben Richardson
The Weep of Surrender.jpg Elsa makes a big decision. Shea faces doubts as winter looms.
9 9 Racing Clouds Taylor Sheridan Taylor Sheridan
Ben Richardson
Racing Clouds.jpg A misunderstanding leads to a battle with serious consequences.
10 10 This Is Not Your Heaven Taylor Sheridan Taylor Sheridan
Ben Richardson
This Is Not Your Heaven.jpg James and Margaret face a heavy decision. Shea and Thomas take bold action to help one of their own.

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