Injun Joe

Real Name


First Appearance

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)

Original Publisher

American Publishing Company

Created by

Samuel Clemens (as "Mark Twain")


A violent, villainous man who commits murder, becomes a robber, and plans to mutilate the Widow Douglas. Injun Joe’s predominant motivation is revenge. Half Native American and half Caucasian, he has suffered social exclusion, probably because of his race.

Public Domain Comic Appearances

  • Famous Stories #2
  • Dell Junior Treasury #10

Public Domain Appearances




"Injun" is not a term one would use today however, this site's recommendation of "Previous-Owner-American-Joe" is absolutely absurd.

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