‘Yellowstone’ TV: Did Chief Rainwater Actor’s Major Hint Tease John Dutton Losing Ranch in Season 4?

by Thad Mitchell

Fans of the hit Paramount Network series “Yellowstone” are on the edges of their seats with anticipation for the approaching new season.

With little information about the fourth season of “Yellowstone,” fans are scrounging the internet for clues on what the new season will bring. Fans are paying close attention to cast member’s social media accounts and interviews in an effort to learn more. “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan has done a tremendous job of keeping the lid on tight. Only small morsels of information regarding the new season have come out. That’s not good enough for the show’s rabid fan base, who will scour the earth for anything “Yellowstone” related.

A recent interview with “Yellowstone” actor Gil Birmingham has drawn the attention of info-seeking fans. Birmingham plays Chief Rainwater on the show – the leader of the Native American Tribe, Broken Rock. Often in conflict with ranch owner John Dutton, Rainwater agreed to a “ceasefire” in a previous season. The reason for the mutual understanding is the more pressing issue of dealing with Market Equities, a firm that desires the Dutton Ranch. In his interview with Deadline, Birmingham ponders out loud if the agreement will end once Market Equities is dealt with. He also hints that the tribe could return its attention to acquiring the property they believe is rightfully their’s.

“Well, we don’t see it as John Dutton’s land, we see it as ours, so that’s a different perspective,” he says. “We’ll do what we have to do to survive. That’s always been our ancestral resilience.”

Yellowstone Ranch Has The Eye Of Many

“Yellowstone” watchers believe Birmingham’s comments could mean a return to war over Yellowstone Ranch. We have seen the Dutton family and Broken Rock Tribe in disagreement before and it would surprise no one to see it once more.

Some fans believe the arrival of Native American attorney Angela Blue Thunder could restart the once burning fire. Manipulative and intelligent, Blue Thunder says the time for treating John Dutton as a friend must come to an end. She certainly has the ear of Rainwater, who he considers his top advisor.

We’ve seen on “Yellowstone” that Chief Rainwater isn’t afraid to play dirty. We’ve also seen that the Dutton’s and their workers are not afraid to play dirty. Could we see an all-out war between the two factions in season four? It certainly seems like a possibility given Birmingham’s recent remarks.

“Yellowstone” is set to return next month though no official premiere date is known yet.