- For other uses, see Tyree.
As a young man in 2255, Tyree was befriended by Starfleet Lieutenant James T. Kirk during the human's first planetary survey mission. Between this time and 2268, Tyree rose to become leader of his tribe, the Hill People, and had taken a wife, Nona.
In 2268, Klingon agents began supplying primitive firearms to the village-dwellers, a rival tribe on Neural. When his wife was killed by the villagers Tyree, though a man of peace, asked Kirk to supply his people with the same guns as his enemy had. (TOS episode: "A Private Little War")
In an alternate timeline in which John Frederick Paxton destroyed Starfleet Command and ended the talks for the Coalition of Planets in 2155, Kirk met Tyree but did not befriend him. (TOS - Myriad Universes novel: A Less Perfect Union)