The Savage Skulls were a mostly Hispanic American and African American street gang started in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx during the late 1960s, gaining popularity in the 1970s.[1]

The gang declared war on the drug dealers operating in the Hunts Point area in the early 1970s, and was also involved in a number of running battles with rival gangs, including the Seven Immortals, Savage Nomads, and Dirty Dozen.

The gang was photographed by Jean-Pierre Laffont in 1972[2] and were the subject of the 1979 documentary film 80 Blocks From Tiffany's.[3][4][5] The leader of the gang was Felipe Mercado.[6]

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