Native American festivities highlight Thanksgiving Day at Sedona Resort

By Enchantment Resort (November 15, 2013) | Return to Blog

Five-time world champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan (Apache, Arikara and Hidatsa) has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Arts, the Billboard Music Awards, the Tonight Show and the White House, and he’ll give two one-hour performances with the Yellowbird Indian Dancers on the Village Terrace at Enchantment on Thanksgiving Day.

Duncan is also a noted flute player, having being named “Artist of the Year” for 2013 by the Native American Music Awards.  He’s toured with acclaimed Native American artist E. Carolo Nakai as well as pop artist Nelly Furtado.  He will play flute as an accompaniment to storytelling led by his wife, Violet Duncan by the outdoor fireplace from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  

Camp Coyote staff will oversee Arizona family resort activities via a holiday craft station set up for kids throughout the afternoon at Juniper House, also at the Village. Families are welcome to stop by and try their hand at making pinecone turkeys and other fun diversions, and there will be S’mores by the fire that evening.

Guests may choose from two bountiful Sedona dining experiences.  A traditional Thanksgiving buffet featuring chilled seafood, antipasti, rosemary-basted natural Amish turkey and all the trimmings will be served in the Anasazi Ballroom from 1 to 6 pm.   A prix-fixe, four-course menu will be served in Che-Ah-Chi, our signature restaurant.  Executive Chef David Schmidt incorporated all his favorite autumn flavors in this menu, and then some.  Here the turkey is cider-brined with buttery mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, cranberries and offal gravy. Other entree choices include a bourbon-glazed pork chop with duck-fat red cabbage, grilled prime rib with mushrooms and chestnut tortellini in a pecorino broth.

Please call 928-204-6000 for reservations.