February 28, 2022•155 words
I finished 1883 today. It's the origin story of the Dutton family from the television series Yellowstone, though it stands alone without ever needing to watch Yellowstone. The cast alone is outstanding, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sam Elliot, LaMonica Garrett, and Isabel May, to name a few. There are also cameos from Tom Hanks, Billy Bob Thornton, and others.
The basis of the series is a group of people following the Oregon trail out west, you guessed it, around 1883. I don't want to give anything away so I won't delve into the details, but it's a beautiful yet sad story showing how much of a struggle there was for immigrants in America traveling west. The tale is poetically narrated by Isabel May's character Elsa. I won't lie, there will be tears shed, but it is quite a beautiful story. I hope you give it a go.