Few states so captivate the imagination as Texas, a land of big skies, big oil, big cities, and big ideas. Texas shares the biggest desert on the continent, and it boasts the tallest state capitol in the nation. Texas is also the United States' largest producer of beef and cotton. This program charts Texas's history, from its first Native American inhabitants to its rule by Spain, France, and Mexico before it gained independence and statehood. Maps put Texas into geographical context, while dramatic footage and age-appropriate narration highlight pivotal personalities, Texas landmarks, and historical events.