The Dutton family braves the Great Plains.
Embarking on a journey west to flee poverty, James Dutton and his family arrive in Texas as they make their way through The Great Plains in search of a new home and the promise of opportunity.
Thomas and Shea recruit James and some local cowboys to corral a herd of cattle, and as the caravan begins its journey, they encounter some of the many dangers they'll face along the way.
James butts heads with Shea and Thomas about an important decision, tensions rise in camp when an accusation is made, and Elsa begins a flirtation with a cowboy.
The group faces the harrowing task of crossing the river with their wagons and supplies, and Thomas and Noemi grow closer.
Shea and Thomas cope with the aftermath of the river crossing, but there is little time to grieve and no shortage of challenges ahead, and Elsa and Ennis share a romantic moment.
Shea helps Elsa cope with her loss, the group crosses another river and prepares to enter Native American territory, and Thomas buys Noemi a gift.
Elsa makes an unlikely friend, the group faces a harrowing challenge from mother nature, and the camp searches for one of their own.
As winter looms, Shea faces doubts and argues with James about the best way forward, and Elsa makes a bold, beautiful decision that changes her forever.
A misunderstanding leads to a battle with serious consequences.
James and Margaret face a heavy decision while Shea and Thomas take bold action to help one of their own.