3 Hidden Easter Eggs Yellowstone Fans Will Love

1883 has established itself as an exciting spectacle that can be enjoyed completely separately from Yellowstone. The prequel series tells the story of the 19th century Dutton family who embark on the dangerous West trek. Although 1883 takes place a decade before Yellowstonethere are references and easter eggs that Yellowstone fans will appreciate. Episode 7 especially remembered to Yellowstone.

[Spoiler alert: 1883 Season 1 Episode 8 spoilers ahead.]

Martin Sensmeier as Sam from the original Paramount+ series ‘1883’ | Emerson Miller/Paramount+

Elsa helps catch a wild stallion in episode 8 of ‘1883’

Elsa Dutton learned more and more cowboy skills as the journey continued. In 1883 Episode 8, a Comanche named Sam teaches him how to catch a wild stallion by separating him from the herd. The couple manage to fight over the entire herd of horses, which the immigrants will desperately need in the future.

In Yellowstone, after Kayce returned from military service, he attempted to make a living by breaking horses on the Broken Rock reservation. Kayce catches a wild stallion by separating him from the herd, similar to Sam and Elsa’s techniques in 1883. Sam also gives the stallion to Elsa’s father as a gift for his hand in marriage, while Kayce gives the stallion to her own father, John.

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James watches Sam break the stallion in the river

James isn’t thrilled with the Wild Stallion’s gift, knowing it means Elsa could end up staying with the Comanches. Later in 1883 Episode 8, Sam shows James how to break the stallion in the river. This is clearly something James has never seen before.

He watches Sam work with the horse in the water but is initially skeptical that the horse can be tamed so quickly. Sam tells James to race the horse if he wants him to give his heart to her, and James is surprised at Sam’s success.

Interestingly, this skill James learned from the Comanches seems to be something he passed down from generation to generation. In Yellowstone, John has great difficulty breaking in the stallion offered to him by Kayce. Rip suggests John work with the horse at the bottom of the river in Season 1 Episode 2.

Sam mentions Quanah Parker in episode 8 of ‘1883’

Yellowstone fans are familiar with the Four Sixes Ranch. Although Yellowstone takes place in Montana, the real Four Sixes Ranch exists in Texas. Captain Samuel “Burk” Burnett, founded the ranch in 1870. According to thebullamarillo.com, the Burnett family “rented in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma at the turn of the 20th century. This earned them the respect of Comanche chief Quanah Parker, who became a friend of the family.

In 1883 Episode 8, Sam tells James, “My land is with Quanah Parker, south of the Wichita Mountains.” Sam also explains why he can’t leave his people after fighting so hard to defend his land. His words are full of omen for future Duttons defending their ranch in Montana. “Maybe one day you’ll find a land to belong and you’ll know what I mean,” Sam told James.

New episodes of 1883 will be released on Sundays on Paramount+.

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Alicia R. Rucker