Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park.
John is sworn in as governor of Montana, settles into the powers of his office and makes bold moves to protect the Yellowstone, and the bunkhouse and the Duttons enjoy the Governor's Ball.
John makes a passionate speech to the state of Montana, a formidable new opponent from Market Equities arrives on a private jet, and the cowboys on the Yellowstone deal with a new problem.
Beth heads to Salt Lake City to take care of unfinished business, a trap's set for Jamie, Kayce makes an important decision for his family, and Thomas Rainwater deals with mounting pressure.
John makes swift changes at the Capitol, the venom between Jamie and Beth reaches a boiling point, Rip updates John on his solution to the wolves, and the Yellowstone cowboys brand calves.
John tells Clara to cancel his Capitol meetings so he can brand cattle with the Yellowstone cowboys, and Beth's disdain for a perceived rival reaches a boiling point.
The Yellowstone enjoys an almost-perfect day branding cattle, Montana gets an unexpected visitor, Sarah sinks her teeth into Jamie, and Thomas Rainwater deals with a challenger from within.
John deals with a herd problem, Senator Perry delivers news to Thomas Rainwater, Jamie and Sarah plan their next move, and Beth discusses a new business plan with the ranch in mind.
Jamie goes through with his plan, John lends support to an unexpected friend, the Yellowstone cowboys embark on a journey, and a flashback reveals the source of Rip's loyalty.