Elsa Dutton is a main character in the TV show ‘1883’, a prequel to 'Yellowstone’.

In the season 1 finale, Elsa dies due to an infection from a poisoned arrow.

The arrow was shot by Lakota warriors who mistakenly believed that Elsa’s group had killed their families.

Her death marks the end of the journey to find Paradise Valley and opens a new chapter in the story of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch.

The death of Elsa, while tragic, was necessary to move the story of the Duttons in a worthwhile direction.

The setup for Elsa’s death began when she was shot during an attack on the caravan.

This scene was previewed in the pilot episode of ‘1883’ and then fully fleshed out in season 1, episode 9.

Despite her worsening condition, Elsa made it to Fort Casper but found no help there.

Her father, James Dutton, and she rode to Paradise Valley where she chose her own grave.

By the end of season 1, Elsa Dutton, who was also the show’s narrator, finally succumbed to the infection and died.