Injun Joe

An illustration of Injun Joe, disguised as the "deaf-mute Spaniard".

Injun Joe (Indian Joe, sometimes disguised as an ostensibly deaf-mute Spaniard) is the main antagonist of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Along with fellow graverobbers Muff Potter and Dr. Robinson, he is first encountered by Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a graveyard at night; the robbers exhume a corpse and then engage in a scuffle. A drunken Potter is knocked out and Injun Joe kills Dr. Robinson, placing the knife in Potter's hand to frame him.

Injun Joe starves to death in McDougal's Cave after its main entrance is sealed up after the rescue of Tom and Becky Thatcher.

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