From the recording Qualchan Opera - instrumental version 02
SONG 24 SO-HAPPY’S DEATH – 4:13 (Sung by Qualchan, So-happy, Whist-alks) Qualchan approaches Chief So-happy, Whist-alks’ father and asks for his help in the resumption of the war. So-happy says the Americans are his friends. Qualchan says that since So-happy isn’t going to war, he won’t need his horses and starts to take them. An argument ensues and one of Qualchan’s party shoots Qualchan’s father-in-law to death. Whist-alks laments the death or her father and the dilemna this puts her in, torn between her love for her father and her love for Qualchan.