Rizal went to Paris after his stay in London. Despite the societal parties and the glistening visible radiations of the metropolis. he continued his fruitful artistic. literary. and loyal labor. He lived in a small room. together with two other Filipinos- Capitan Justo Trinidad. former gobernadorcillo of Santa Ana. Manila and a refugee from Spanish dictatorship. and Jose Albert. a immature pupil from Manila.
In Paris. Rizal continued to be busy in his chases. He checked up his historial notes on Morga’s book. He wrote letters to his household in Calamba giving an interesting history of his life in Paris. Like any ordinary Filipino tourer in a foreign land. Rizal was fascinated by the Universal Expostion of Paris which opened on May 6. 1889. Rizal and his friends attended the gap ceremonials and saw the film editing of the thread by Pres. Sadi Can non of the Third French Republic.
On May 19. 1889. Rizal organized his paisanos ( compatriots ) into a society called Kidlat Club. Among its members were. Antonio Luna. Juan Luna. Gregorio Aguilera. Fernando Canon. Lauro Dimayuga. Julie Llorente. Guillermo Puatu and Baldomero Roxas.
Kidlat Club was founded by Rizal to convey together the immature Filipinos in the Gallic capital so that they could bask their visit in the metropolis during the continuance of the Universal Exposition.
Rizal and the members of the Kidlat Club were amazed to see the Buffalo Bull show which featured the American Indians. The red-skinned Indians were proud siting their sturdy ponies. elegantly dressed in their native garb and have oning their war plumes and pigments.
Rizal was enchanted by the dignified and proud bearing of the American Indians. They are ashamed of their name. Let us be like them he said. Proud of the name Indio and do our Spanish enemies revise their construct of the term. Then he said. they shall be Indios Bravos. Thus was born a new society of Filipino nationalists in Paris. It replaced the passing Kidlat Club.