There were two purposes in the coming of the Spaniards to America. One was the desire for gain; the other the hope of making Christians of the natives. Unfortunately the two conflicted. The fierce desire for gold, that led to the inhuman treatment of the Indians, for a time rendered of no avail the efforts of the priests.
Phinney, A. H.
"Florida's Spanish Missions,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 4:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol4/iss1/6