Moby Dick is on a movie channel and I noticed a few details I'd missed before. Talking about the 1956 movie. My Question: Why is CPT Ahab's ship named after an American Indian tribe, but the Figurehead on the front of the ship is that of a Maori ? I know one of the crew is a Maori (character Queequeg has the facial tattoos), altho' they did Not cast a man with Maori or south pacific islander features, which I think was Stupid. This character is supposed to be the son of a Maori chief. Anyway, The figurehead on the front of the ship, Pequod, is that of a Maori. But the name of the ship, Pequod is an alternate spelling of Pequot - the east coast American Indian tribe. I know this is really trivial, but if I noticed it.....maybe a few others did. Maybe it's just a glitch in movie making details.