Lee Dutton was the oldest son of Evelyn Dutton and John Dutton, and John's Ranch Hand. Lee was born before his father inherited Yellowstone Ranch, therefore essentially built the ranch with his father.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
After cattle was stolen from their farm, Lee and several ranch employees along with several members of the Montana Livestock Association set out to take back the cattle. Unbeknownst to Lee, his brother Kayce Dutton, was attempting to prevent him from retaking the cattle from Broken Rock Reservation. Lee is eventually caught in gun crossfire and suffered a fatal gunshot wound caused by Robert Long. Despite Kayce attempting to save Lee by killing Robert, Lee still succumbed to his wounds. He died shortly after and is buried at the family grave site.
Throughout the series[edit | edit source]
As the oldest son, Lee was meant to take over Yellowstone Dutton Ranch upon his fathers passing, unfortunately his death put his siblings at odds.