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People first came to the area that is now Texas at least 16, years ago. Thousands of years later Native American tribesincluding the Akokisa, Karankawa, Mogollon, and Comanchelived on the land.
Spanish settlers promoting Christianity, called missionaries, were some of the first Europeans to live in what is now Texas. In Mexico took control of the land, eventually calling the area Coahuila y Tejas. But in settlers living in this province—often just called Texas—rebelled, beginning the Texas Revolution.
The rebels suffered a terrible defeat by the Mexican army at the battle at the Alamo, a mission in San Antonio. But the loss only inspired the settlers to fight on. Texas became an independent nation called the Republic of Texas in But fending off hostile tribes and Mexican troops was difficult for a small country, and Texas ed the United States in In Texas left the Union and reed after the Civil War ended in Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State because inwhen the Republic of Texas declared itself an independent nation, it flew a flag with a single star on it.
Texas is bordered by New Mexico in the northwest; Oklahoma in the north and northeast; ArkansasLouisianaand the Gulf of Mexico in the east; and Mexico in the southwest. The hilly southern and eastern part of the state is called the Gulf Coastal Plains. The Great Plains stretch across the north and west parts of the state, and extend all the way to Canada.
In Texas you might spot black bears, armadillos, coyotescougarsendangered cats called jaguarundis, tiger salamanders, and leopard frogs. Texas has more species of birds than any other state, including screech owls and hummingbirds. Plant life includes trees such as pinyon pines, Texas mesquite, and cottonwood, plus a wide range of cacti. Texas has about 12 million cattle, more than any other state in the country. Texas also produces wool and cotton, and has one of the largest wind-power-producing farms in the world with more thanacres of wind turbines. Two U. Eisenhower and Lyndon B.
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