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Texas was the 28th state to join the union. It is currently the second largest state, both in population and area. In addition to bordering Mexico, it borders the states of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Austin is the capital of Texas.

Before European explorers began inhabiting Texas, there were a number of Native American tribes who called the state home. Such tribes included the Apache, Choctaw, Wichita, Caddo, Bidai, Comanche, and Kickapoo. A matter of fact, the name “Texas” comes from the Caddoan language and means “allies” or “friends”. The first documented Europeans to inhabit the area was in 1528 when Spanish explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca became shipwrecked. The Spanish and French fought over the territory for two centuries...

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