7. Monica Dutton
Monica Long-Dutton is the wife of Kacey Dutton in Yellowstone. Kacey has had a lot of estrangement with his father John Dutton through the years because of Monica’s Native American culture and his father’s want for Kacey to take over the ranch one day. There is obvious friction but one thing that is evident is Monica and Kacey’s deep love for each other. Upon meeting Monica she came off as a bossy and sometimes nagging wife. During this last season, she’s really grown on the fanbase. Between heartache and extreme loss, she became a stronger and better wife, mother, and friend. Even finding common ground with her father-in-law which has been heartwarming to watch.
Teeter comes to surface as a hired ranchhand in Season 3 of Yellowstone and she has been universally loved ever since. Though you can’t typically understand what she’s saying in her thick southern accent she is a pistol with a hilarious personality. Teeter can handle herself among the men and she’s better than most of them. She becomes an ally and friend to Rip Wheeler pretty early on. The two share a very brother/sister dynamic that’s fun to watch. He believes in her, and she never let’s him down. Though she is not a Dutton she is one of the strongest characters of the show. Teeter has become someone who was a slight annoyance to start but became one of the most reliable ranchers of the Yellowstone.
5. Teonna Rainwater
Teonna is a descendant of Thomas Rainwater from 1923. She was stolen from the Broken Rock Reservation to be westernized at a boarding school run by the Catholics. You can sense she is tough from the start and she has to be to get through it. 1923 shed light on how young Native American girls were treated in this time to be “reformed” and how they were beaten into submission and had to forget the only life they ever knew. Teonna was abused physically and sexually by the nuns and killed two of them before fleeing and taking her power back.
4. Margaret Dutton
In 1883 we witness the first line of the Dutton Family and Margaret Dutton is tough but tender. She is a fierce and loyal protector of her family and wife to James Dutton. She carried immense willpower to get her family out west and build a new life for her family. Unfortunately, none of them could have imagined the great loss they would suffer along the way. But it was due to get immeasurable strength that got the Dutton family where it needed to go thus helping create the Dutton legacy of Montana.