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Indian Tribes

10,000 BC

More than 60 Indian tribes live in Panama, connected with the Mayas of Guatemala and Mexico and the Chibchas of Colombia.

Rodrigo de Bastidas

1501

Rodrigo de Bastidas, sailing westward from Venezuela, arrives in search of gold.

Isthmus

1502

Christopher Columbus establishes a short-lived settlement on the Isthmus.

The Spanish

1510

The Spanish establish Santa Maria la Antigua del Darien, the first mainland settlement in the Americas.

Independence

1821

Panama declares independence from spain.

Ferdinand de Lesseps

1880 - 1900

A French company led by Ferdinand de Lesseps attempts unsccessfully to construct a sea-level canal on the site of the present Panama Canal.

Panama proclaims

1903

Panama proclaims its independence from columbia and concludes the Hay/Bunau-Varilla treaty with the United States.

Panama Canal

1914

United States completes the existing 50-miles(83 km) Panama Canal.

Anti-United States

1964

Anti-United States riots over control of the Canal result in the deaths of four U.S. Marines and more than twenty Panamanians.

Ernesto Perez Balladares

1994

Ernesto Perez Balladares wins the presidency in panama's largest election