Many flags have flown over Texas during its long history, from the emblems of the earliest Indian inhabitants to the Lone Star flag of today. This book traces the state’s turbulent history through the flags that have flown there, including the banner of Castile and Leon carried by the Spanish explorers, the French colors borne by La Salle, the Mexican flag, the Confederate Stars and Bars, the “Bonny Blue Flag,” and the famous Lone Star flag.
James Rice’s vibrant illustrations capture all the flags, including the dramatic banners of the privateers and rebel armies during Texas’s struggle for independence, and the modern flags of three great Texas cities. The book explains the origin and history of each flag, and relates the exciting events in Texas history connected with the banners.
Flags of Texas is a perfect introduction to Texas history for readers aged eight and up.